Patio Gardening 2010: Week 15 – Waiting for Tomatoes


I’m sorry that I’m a day late on this post. We had a couple different things come up this weekend that were unexpected, and we haven’t even gotten around to filming this week’s video yet. The plan is to film that tonight, so I will post it when it’s online.

Not too exciting this week plant-wise. We’ve had some super hot weather and then some crazy thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. Powdery mildew is still running rampant and I’m worried it may claim a casualty this week.

It was pretty windy for a couple days so the cucumbers and tomatoes kept getting blown over. The cherry tomato plants have been getting so tall that they’ve outgrown their bamboo stakes, so I rigged up a little set-up with rope and string to keep them growing upwards and keep them from whipping around in the wind so much that they topple over.

Now if only those darn tomatoes would ripen.

We harvested another cucumber this week and hopefully can do 2 more this week. Maybe some beans as well.

Whenever we can, we use the basil, green onions, and lettuce. We’re so pleased with how well the lettuce is doing that next year we’ll probably grow more lettuce type plants. There’s something really fulfilling about going out to our garden and picking our own food. I also like the money it’s saving us.

The squash and zucchini plants are huge and the pumpkin is still spreading it’s vines. No female flowers yet on any of them. I’m getting impatient!

I’ll edit this post with the video as soon as it’s filmed and up. Here’s the video:

For those who are new, this year the boyfriend and I are doing a little container gardening experiment where we are trying to grow various herbs and vegetables on our patio. We live in the city of Chicago, so traditional gardening is out of the question. You can subscribe to the RSS feed to instantly receive the posts each week and also check out our previous posts. Feel free to subscribe to our Youtube channel as well.

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