September 18, 2015

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Urban Garden: The end of a season

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Dateline: 2015-09-13

It’s been a few months since we’ve visited the garden. The time flew by and since then our lovely little urban greenery was growing along just fine. Sure we’ve lost a plant or two over the season and had some bug infestations, but nothing earth shattering. Unfortunately the tomatoes have started to look a bit… sad. Partially we had a bit of a watering issue, but mostly it was the end of their season. We could have goosed them a long for a bit longer with this crazy San Francisco weather we’ve been having (record highs, cold and rainy, record highs… over just 2 weeks), but it was time to call it.

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What you see here are the results of just an hour of work. The “after” seemed a bit depressing after having spent all summer tending to these tomato plants. For a project that started just 7 months ago, I had grown quite used to having bushy tomatoes practically overgrowing my patio. While this is the “end of the line” for these plants (for this season), the rest of the garden marches on. We’re already making plans for our winter crop which, while currently undecided, will happen.