09 July 2012

Urban Farming - 2nd Summer - First Harvest




"Missus Yount"


"Robin Yount, Jr." and "Kon-Biki"

Our porch garden was home to a family of robins this summer.  We don't see much of Papa Yount and just at lunch today, my Beloved Spousal Unit saw Robin Jr. leave the nest. The Missus is still watching out for his/her sibling who is a little smaller in size - probably the 2nd to hatch and a day behind developmentally.

The container garden has been a little less successful due to our run of successive heat waves.  The pepper plants are pretty scrawny with no vegetables yet and the kitchen herbs seem to be struggling with the heat.  The two 'dwarf tomatoes' both now over 3 feet tall, however, are going great guns.  We cut the first 'matoh' this afternoon.  








 



One other gardening adventure: a squirrel has been digging in the flower pots! 


6 comments:

  1. Very nice-looking tomatoes and flowers! Container gardening would seem like an especially smart choice when it's as dry as it's been.

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  2. It's certainly is a lot easier than the community garden plot we did last summer. And it is AMAZING how much water the tomato plants want! Half a gallon per day per plant!

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  3. Your container garden looks wonderful. It is surprising what a few small tomato plants will produce. My wife keeps prodding me to do a container garden.

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    1. Next summer we're thinking of putting a row of tomato plants along that section of the porch. They are the one thing that actually thrived in this hot weather.

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  4. Tasty! We've gotten used to everything looking half-dead after our long dry spell and 100+ degree weeks. We're keeping container herbs alive and are calling it good. Enjoy something yummy for us!

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    1. Can do on the yummy. The "sweet banana pepper" plant suddenly decided it wanted in on the act and is now sporting 3 peppers. We hope to add them, the latest tomato that ripened, and some of the fresh basil to a salad soon.

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