Saturday, September 26, 2009

9.26 End of the harvest

The garden has had a hard time this year. First it got too much cold and damp, then it got too little water as I was out of the habit of watering. My neighbor lost almost all of his tomatoes to black spots that I have tentatively diagnosed as Tomato Spotted Wilt. Mine are much farther out in the sun than his and did not succumb until right at the end. (Thrips, untreatable? lovely). It sounds like the plants need to stay out of the compost pile, which is annoying.

However, while my plants were slow to produce and the harvest was about half what I expected, I did have a month's worth of lovely tomatoes to munch on.

1 comment:

beadlizard said...

I have never ever put anything from the tomato or potato family in the compost pile, especially not boughten potatoes. Bad juju.