After some troublesome times, over the last couple weeks, this past week was a much better change of pace. We received some much needed rain, here in Baltimore (at least, in my part). Best of all, my tomatoes were left alone, all except for one. That Early Girl was only a quarter eaten, and left for dead.
Since I sprayed my Capsaisin mixture, I’ve only seen one squirrel: the one chewing on the aforementioned tomato. I will be reapplying it tomorrow, since we’ve received a ton of rain. The best part is that the Early Girl plants, between the two of them, have at least 2 dozen new fruits on them.
Also, biggest crop that I’ve harvested, to date.
Bush Early Girl
Note: I also harvest four more that are still a bit un-ripe. I’ll count those next week. I only removed them to avoid not being able to harvest them before the squirrels.
Harvest: 5 Bush Early Girls Weight: 29 1/4oz.
Sweet Million Cherry Tomatoes
Harvest: 11 Cherry Tomatoes Weight: 3oz.
Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Harvest: Yellow Tomatoes Weight: 1oz.
Harvest: 1 Ichiban Eggplants Weight: 6 1/8oz.
Fairy Tale Eggplants
Harvest: 3 Eggplants Weight: 4 7/8oz.
Patio Pickler Cucumber
Harvest: 3 Cucumbers Weight: 23 3/8oz.
Note: These are huge. Nine inches of delicious cayenne peppers.
Harvest: 2 Peppers Weight: 3/4oz.
Purple Beauty Bell Peppers
Harvest: 4 Peppers Weight: 6 3/8oz.
Early Sunsation Sweet Bell Pepper
Harvest: 1 Pepper Weight: 6 1/2oz.
Weekly Total (doesn’t include various herbs): 81 1/4oz.
2011 Year-To-Date Total (doesn’t include various herbs): 13.625lbs. (218oz.)
Daphne is the ringleader of Monday Harvests. You can see her and her 81lbs of tomatoes here.
Also, while you’re here, check out the question of the week: Would you eat produce grown with human waste?