Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lots of Fruits to Come!

Check out this watermelon! I dunno if it will survive to adulthood as the other side of it is slightly irregular as if from scalding. I can't think how that happened, as the plants were well watered all week. But, it really has exploded from the tiny fruitling I saw last week.
This Arapaho flower is fast turning into a blackberry! I'm so excited!
This Black Krim Tomato is starting to darken up a tiny bit...
I ate this Bloody Butcher. Yum... Though, I will say, not as good as I remember the Stupice being last year. God those Stupice were wonderful!! The Bloody Butcher isn't as juicy, more meaty and I feel, less flavorful. I suppose it's a matter of preference.
And really, the biggest accomplishment of the week is that I have Hillbilly tomatoes!!! I thought it would never happen. For some reason, that Blossom Drop was hitting the Hillbilly hard. I also noticed that the stamens of the Hillbilly flowers sit lower in the flower than the pistil, so maybe it is hard to get this variety fertilized. But, I noticed 3 tomatoes forming today, so I'm hoping to get something worthy of eating.

Finally, here's the Yellow Squash from last week, grown quite a bit from the tiny seedling. I'm envisioning good stir fry....

6 comments:

Claudine said...

I love what you're doing to your rooftop! I have a little container garden on my Brooklyn patio and it's nice to see others doing the same. :) Keep it up!

LivingSimply47 said...

Hello Laura,
So glad to see an update. I found your blog a bit ago and kept coming back. I just want to say that what you have done is nothing short of amazing and I find it incredibly interesting. I re-started a garden myself last month and have been looking for encouragement and inspiration. I look forward to your next entry.

Laura said...

Thanks for the comments! I have been so busy lately, my garden is probably wild. I will post an update soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,

I am coming to NYC next week to continue filming my documentary "Down to Earth" about the importance of eating locally grown foods and living a more sustainable life. I will be there Monday-Thursday and would love the opportunity to film your amazing rooftop garden. If you have the chance, would you email me at KarmaFarma@gmail.com and I can give you more info. We have a blog too www.downtoearth.blogspot.com if you want to check us out and see what we have been up to. THANKS! Soozie

Anonymous said...

arg, it's downtoearththefilm.blogspot.com - sorry :)

Anonymous said...

All fruits are delicious, I would like to have in my garden of all kinds of fruit but it is impossible there are too many.