I apologize for not posting. First, at the end of July, I got a new job which left me pretty busy. Then, at the tail end of August, I had a medical emergency which left me in the hospital for a week. I go back to work on Monday, and hopefully will not be too busy for (at least fairly) regular postings following that.
Some balcony updates: We are very pleased with our Patio variety tomato! It's producing like a champ! We've already gotten one Gypsy Bell Pepper, and this morning I counted 3 or 4 more on the plant. An odd note: our eggplant is turning yellow. Not the leaves, the actual fruit. Weird. Don't know what's causing it, but I'm kind of bummed because that's the only fruit on the plant!
Garden Plot updates: Right before my stint at the hospital we planted both Snow and Sugar Snap peas at the plot. Unfortunately, due to lack of watering, they are probably not so great. It's been weeks since either of us has been up there to look (I couldn't for medical reasons, and S. has been taking care of me) at the situation. Hopefully within the next few days we will find the time to go up and assess damage. It's been fairly dry, but we did get some rain a couple of days ago. Probably not enough to help plants that haven't been watered in almost a month...but one can hope.... Hopefully our onions at least will have survived.