July 25 Update

Weather returned to sun and low to mid 20s around Friday, after 4 days of cloud and some rain.
Overall the garden is doing well.
I picked up some more windows, installing three of them. The rest will go in next year. Pictures pending….

Tomato production is up from last year. Approximately 150 on 33 plants as of July 24, compared to about 100 on 32 plants around the end of July, last year. The deck appears to be doing better, on per plant basis at just over 5 per plant, compared to around 4 per plant in the greenhouse.
My first crop of basil was hacked down in order to make a pesto – that was very good. And, I’ve transplanted my second crop of basil into their final resting homes. Some have been planted in groups in big pots, others are in the greenhouse in a planter and some have their own pots. I’m expecting the ones in the greenhouse to do better than last year, now that they have skylight above them and a window directly in front of them.

I had to tie up and cage (on the deck) some more tomato plants. The one plant that had its branch nearly severed has recovered and is producing fruit.

The lettuce is doing very well. In fact, we have too much it seems.

The peas are a tangled mess. I’m going to have to try a new method of supporting them next year. Strings or something, as they are bending and being pulled from their weight and other vines, respectively.

All the rosemary plants have been transplanted now. I’ll save the best six to take in for the winter. Last year only 2 of six survived the long dark winter.

Everything is transplanted, excluding the lettuce – still have several dozen to plant till mid August.


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