Here is what has happened since the last green thumb post!
Lemon tree is doing well! Lots of growth, but still no blooms. Of course, there will not be fruit until winter. Very happy with the choice to plant something that will not only wait until winter to reach potential, but also something that will grow! Having some foliage to block from the other apartments is a very nice addition, and makes the patio feel more private and less like it is part of an apartment complex.
Tomato plant is growing wild, over the patio, and I am loving the look. I do have some aphids, but have found that after some trial and error, the best option for protection against this pest is a combination of releasing ladybugs and using Safer brand insecticidal soap. I was not a big fan of the natural brand by Miracle Grow, as it did not seem to curb the little appetite of these little buggers. I am in love with the Topsy Turvy, and think this is an excellent apartment patio option for anyone who loves to garden. You have to actually take care and water daily in heat like I have. But taking care of a plant is half the fun!
drew bailey scott
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