Saturday, August 22, 2009

Watering and Pondering, Saturday August 22, 2009

One of the orange cherry tomatos dropped of its own accord, so I must conclude that they ripen orange, rather than just being slow. A couple more tomators came of easily when I wiggled them.

It's not practical to run today's 4 cherry tomatos to the Cherry Street foodbank, so what I'll do is accumulate then through Monday. Any that threaten to go bad I'll use up and replace with one of my privately grown organic cherry tomatos. This way, the numbers all come out right, and nothing it wasted. In a larger enterprise, we'd need a better solution.

I noticed both at the Court and the Tower that some sort of spider had spun a nice web. This suggests to me that there is some biological activity going on, on a scale just a little too small for me to see. There must be tiny bugs working on the plants to feed the spiders that are big enough for me to view. While I'm not especially fond of spiders, as long as they do their thing outside of my immediate living area I'm happy to leave them alone and I'm glad to see them as an indicator that this little corner of the world is livelier than it was just a few short months ago.

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