Friday, July 22, 2011
Mainly, I'm glad they ripened at all before the plant died. All that enthusiasm and optimism after the first few weeks is turning into the familiar "killed it again" mantra. I've gotten 22 ounces of tomatoes off the plant, and a few green ones are still hanging on for dear life.
After a slow start, the eggplants started growing very well. Then that plant also started dying.
The corn is nowhere near the height of an elephant's eye, so I thought it was a bust. Then, on the same day, they all started to bud, or whatever those tassel-like things are. Guess I'm growing pygmy corn. Except for the one stalk that someone - possibly the gardener - stepped on. And the other stalk that flat-out died.
So, my $40 investment has resulted in maybe $3 worth of tomatoes. Maybe I should just stick to pulling gigantic lemons off the well-established lemon tree.