Container Garden Update — July 11, 2014

140711 tigerella

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. July 14, 2013 here for comparison.

The photos below were taken at sunset –

All of the tomatoes are doing well. The Tigerellas are slightly unusual. Note the stripes:


Container Garden Mini Update — July 7, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. July 7, 2013 update here. (The 2013 post is highlighted by the “zucchini breakage disaster”. And the fact that the post permalink says it’s the year “2103″. Oops. I started to make the same typo this time and caught myself.)

The zucchini have cleared the top of the trellis! [...]

Container Garden Update — June 28, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 23 of last year here.

The windy, rainy weather isn’t slowing down the zucchini. It’s nearly to the top of the 8′ trellis:

A zucchini blossom, photographed yesterday:


Container Garden Update — June 21, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous 2014 post here. June 23, 2013 post here for comparison.

Cucumbers in the foreground. Tomatillos in the middle. Zucchini in the big trellis:

A closeup of the zucchini. It’s a little less than 6 feet tall:


Ultomato Stakes And The EarthBox — Getting It To Fit

by A.J. Coltrane

In 2013 we used Ultomato stakes in many of the EarthBoxes. One of the early hodge-podge attempts is shown on June 3 of last year, here. We had a couple of boxes where the stakes wound up branching out in many directions, and to some degree it was a struggle to get [...]

Container Garden Update — June 7, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous Update here.

For reference, the May 16 picture:

And today, Brussels Sprouts in the foreground:

The basil and tomatoes, the tall plants on the back right are the tomatillos:

The Tromboncino zucchini are starting to latch onto the trellis:

From the deck:

The pea plants are [...]

Too Much Tulle And Too Much Time To Think

by A.J. Coltrane

In an effort to keep cabbage moths off of the Brussels Sprouts:

Tulle, Ultomato Cages, an EarthBox, shortened hoop house pvc, and clothespins. It’s a Frankenstein mash-up.

Even with all of that, something is still getting at the ends of the leaves that are touching the tulle — or the tulle is [...]

Container Garden Update — May 16, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

The peppers and basil were planted in the EarthBoxes last night. If it threatens to get much under 50 degrees the basil will get rolled into the garage. (Note that the boxes now have casters — we bought them when EarthBox had a Valentine’s Day promotion. Money well spent.)


The First “Warm” Vegetables Get Planted — May 11, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post (complete plant list) here.

We decided it’s now warm enough to put out the tomatoes and tomatillos. They joined the Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, and zucchini, already in progress:

The picture is taken from slightly south (left) of the vantage point of the late-afternoon sun. The two boxes off to [...]

The 2014 Plant List

by A.J. Coltrane

We’ll start the “2014 season” with this post.

The 2014 Seattle Tilth Plant Sale Haul:

[Complete list of vegetables at the sale, PDF. The descriptions are from the PDF, with my comments in brackets. There may be some funky formatting below, but then, the PDF features a *lot* of funky formatting.]

Brussels [...]