L'orto di Bruno [Bruno's Vegetable Garden]

What's been happening in Bruno's vegetable garden lately?

Sunday, February 27, 2005

End of Summer / Last Week of February

The heat returned for a couple of days in the middle of the week. However the soil now seems to be maintaining higher moisture levels than it did earlier in the summer. The extra mulch I applied last week probably helped, as well as the fact that the days are getting shorter and the sun's angle is getting lower.

Nine tomatoes ripened last week. The recent heat will probably mean another decent harvest next week. The plants are now over five months old, and have been producing fruit for two months. So far those initial 21 plants have yielded over 80 tomatoes. The plants will hopefully be viable for a few more weeks.

Meanwhile all four "Costoluto di Marmande" tomato plants that I transplanted have fruit. The two plants left growing in pots are actually larger in size, but they're still at the flowering stage.

The four capsicum plants with fruit continue to make good progress. Hopefully the fifth and final plant will also start producing fruit soon.

A second aubergine plant has finally started to bear fruit, five weeks after the first plant.

On Friday night I gave the plants their regular fortnightly feed of seaweed solution.

To view the latest photos, click on the links below:
The tomatoes (week 23)
The aubergines and capsicums (week 17 after transplanting)
An aubergine plant with fruit
A capsicum plant with fruit
The basil seedlings (week 16 after transplanting)
The "Costoluto di Marmande" tomatoes (week 7 after transplanting)