|Balcony Garden at 10 Weeks|
So far, Bloody Butcher and Stupice on the far left in the black buckets, are doing the best. They have numerous tomatoes, tons of blossoms, and though none of the fruit has matured yet, there are some full sized fruits. In fact Stupice has had some full sized fruit for about a month, not sure why they’re not ripening.
Black Prince is the tallest (3rd from the left), standing about 5′ above soil level.
Next to it, SF Fog is large, super bushy, and covered in blossoms. It has the largest mass out of all of them. Some blossoms have set and there are small tomatoes growing.
Next to it, Azoychka, Carmello, Svetlana Red, Gigantesque and Ispolin are doing the same. Most of the blossoms have dropped. I believe it is due to the high winds causing stress, but in an attempt to get them stronger and keep the blossoms, I added lime to the soil a week ago. Yesterday I began supplementing the water source with phosphoric acid which should promote blossom growth. I then sprayed the plants down with Cal-Mag. Hopefully that changes things.
On the far right, the Straight 8 cucumber has so far yielded two full size cucumbers. There are a lot of small guys waiting for mature fruit to get picked so the resources can go to them. The cool weather has slowed growth down considerably, but at least it’s producing.