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Container Garden Update — June 28, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 28, 2014 post here. June 23, 2013 post here.

An overview picture:

We’re still ahead of last year. I’d attribute that to better weather, mostly. We also made a point not to cramp the plants quite as much this year.

We’re also learning as we go — in late […]

The First Tromboncino, And Laminated Flatbread

by A.J. Coltrane

The Tromboncino zucchini is now at the top of the 8′ trellis. This one was intended to be grilled for dinner. Note that the end never got a “bulb”. That either “happens sometimes”, or “it didn’t get pollinated”, or it’s “something that I did” that made it misshapen. It weighed almost exactly 1 pound, […]

Container Garden Update — June 21, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 21, 2014 post here. June 16, 2013 post here.

More beautiful, warm weather means more happy plants. The overview:

The basil is … sprawling:

The Sun Gold tomatoes:

The Sweet Millions are at more or less the same stage:

The first little Jalapeno:

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Container Garden Update — June 14, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 21, 2014 post here. June 16, 2013 post here.

Reviewing the pictures, this post is very similar to the June 21 post of last year. I even took pictures of most of the same things (Oregon Spring tomatoes, King of the North Peppers, the first Tromboncino zucchini.)

But […]

Container Garden Update — June 7, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 7, 2014 post here. June 9, 2013 post here.

Things have changed a lot in two years. The cucumbers and peppers are much larger this year than in 2013. I think a big part of that is because we spread the cucumbers out more — the EarthBox instructions call […]

Container Garden Update — May 31, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 1, 2014 mini post here. June 7, 2014 post here. (Note the basil, third picture down, front right. More on that below.)

The growth in the garden is accelerating rapidly — here are the first tomatoes (Sweet Million):

The potted raspberries have around 100 fruits or so. It’s […]

Container Garden Update — May 24, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. May 30, 2014 post here.

I can’t imagine how blown away ancient man must have been when introduced to the concept of planting seeds. I’d guess that it happened like many other of humanities’ great discoveries — totally by accident. Uneaten seeds were thrown into a “garbage” pile, and after a […]

Container Garden Update — May 18, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. May 16, 2014 post here.

We spent five hours on Saturday building three new trellises and attaching the netting, assembling Ultomato cages, and caging & staking all of the plants as needed:

It looks really different than last year. The 8′ trellis contains the Tromboncino. The 6′ trellises […]

Container Garden Update — May 11, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

I’ll stick with “Container Garden”, though right now it’s basically “EarthBox Garden” again.

The vegetables were purchased on Saturday, May 2. The cucumbers and zucchini were transplanted on May 3. On the night of May 5 it got down to right around 40 degrees, so I rolled those three EarthBoxes into the garage […]

Thunderbolts And Lightning, …

by A.J. Coltrane

High winds, intermittent heavy rain, and new plants. Not a good combination. The EarthBox with the tomatillos got rolled under cover next to the house. The tomatoes and peppers are hiding in the cold frame:

The picture makes the plants look shorter than they really are. As of right now the […]