Is everything perfect? No, the skins on some of the tomatoes are tough owing to weird weather swings. That yellow-orange Dr Wyche in the middle is looking particularly haggard.
And some of the tomato plants--victims of Chicago's week-long 95-degree F temps (10 to 20 degrees hotter on the roof) and some sort of wilty looking disease--seem like they might give up the ghost after a single flush of fruit.
It's easy to get caught up in growing projects that haven't worked (I should have tagged them). I often remind myself the only reason we moved to the roof was because our garden beds got too shaded by trees to support growing produce.
Six pounds picked today
More than enough for lunch: last of the greens, luscious Provider beans, a few tomatoes (chicken shown but not grown).
- Greens (we've been eating them since April, four months ago)
- Peppers hot and sweet
- Certain tomato varieties