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Harvest Monday Tuesday – September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

I skipped last week, not because I forgot or was lazy, but because was so busy doing other things all week that I had hardly harvested anything. And now I’m late again, because I didn’t feel well yesterday (still don’t today, but well enough to post, at least.)

I spent most of the past week catching up on harvesting tomatoes – we’ve been having such unpleasantly cold weather that I neither wanted to eat nor to harvest tomatoes, but last week was finally warm and sunny again.




Beans, tomatoes and basil from the balcony, apples from a nearby park, and from the community garden, a yellow zucchini and my first sweetcorn in many years (since 2007 at least, which was my last year growing vegetables in my parents’ garden, but probably longer, because I remember I was having trouble getting the corn to grow properly.) So, they might not be large or perfect cobs, but I’m still so happy!



Now I’m mostly caught up with the tomatoes (except for the currant tomatoes), just in time for the weather to turn cold and wet again. Brr. It’s been such a wet year that even on the balcony, the tomatoes are succumbing to late blight – the first time this has ever happened.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. daphnegould permalink
    September 23, 2014 23:37

    I could use some of that wet. We have been very very dry. Usually September is one of our wettest months. But not so far. I keep having to water the garden. I don’t remember the last time I had to do that in September.

    • September 24, 2014 21:04

      If this weather has been good for one thing, then it’s my water bill – one of the main downsides of growing things on a balcony is that I have to spend a lot of time watering.

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