It's been a very eventful week in the garden, both in terms of harvest and pests.
We had our first tomato hornworms attack the garden. Megan found one almost immediately during today's maintenance, and it took two of us looking for almost ten minutes to find a second. While it's easy to see hornworm damage (the branches look like they've been strip-mined of leaves) but the worms blend in so well its near impossible to find them if they're motionless.
On top of that some creature (human or otherwise) came into the front yard, stole our cantaloupe, and tore the whole plant out at it's roots. I found the plant's remains crumpled at the base of our Trex box.
Other than the pest problems we had our biggest harvest yet. We got a full sized Mortage Lifter Tomato, a large handfull of smaller tomatoes, a couple of cucumbers, some small peppers, Swiss chard, a couple of crookneck squash, a costata romanesco zucchini, and four large eight ball squash. All in all it weighed out at 10.1 pounds which brings our running total to 27.4 pounds.
Farmscape Demonstration Garden Scoreboard
Produce harvested this week: 10.1 Pounds
Cumulative produce harvested: 27.4 Pounds
Weeks since planting: 10