Container Garden Update — August 28, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 30, 2015 post here. September 1, 2014 here. September 1, 2013 here.

Lots of sun this week — we finally got a chance to have a “tomato tasting” get-together. The Tuesday harvest:

Tomatoes (L-R) Paul Robeson, Yellow Pear, Sun Gold, Tigerella, Taxi, Oregon Spring, Black Krim.

Thursday was more […]

Container Garden Update — August 21, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 23, 2015 post here. August 24, 2014 post here. August 25, 2013 post here.

We had some nice sunny weather this week again. The garden ate it up. We’re now officially “in gear”.

To quote last year’s post:

47.1 pounds of produce this week, including 38.5 pounds of tomatoes.


Container Garden Update — August 14, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 16, 2015 post here. August 19, 2014 post here. August 10, 2014 post here. August 18, 2013 post here.

It’s been relatively hot and sunny this week. We had a few 80-ish degree days and the garden is loving it.

Friday’s harvest being inspected by the boy cat:


Container Garden Update — August 8, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

It’s been more than two weeks since the last post, but then, I started this post on the 6th and today is the 8th, so you can kinda see how it’s been going around here…

Previous Update post here. August 2, 2015 post here. August 3, 2014 post here. August 4, 2013 […]

Container Garden Update — July 24, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. July 26, 2015 post here. July 27, 2014 post here. July 28, 2013 post here.

A quote from the 2015 post:

2013 total weight to date: 24.6 pounds

2014 total weight to date: 22.3 pounds

2015 total weight to date: 56.4 pounds

I believe we’re at less than ten pounds […]

Container Garden Update — July 17, 2016

by A.J. Coltane

Previous post here. July 19, 2015 post here. July 27, 2014 post here.  July 21, 2013 post here.

We’ve been thinning out some of the Tromboncino zucchini with the idea that the plant only has a finite amount of energy to pour into fruits.

A photo of a few small zucchini and the […]

Container Garden Update — July 10, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. July 12, 2015 post here. July 11, 2014 post here. July 14, 2013 post here.

More wet. More clouds. It’s been an overcast spring and summer. In comparison to 2015 we’re waaaay behind, and I doubt we’ll catch up.

Though taken in isolation we’re doing ok.

The overview photo:


Container Garden Update — June 26, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 28, 2015 post here. June 28, 2014 post here. June 23, 2013 post here.

Looking at last year.. we’re well behind. For comparison, in 2015 the zucchini was already over the top of the 8′ trellis. It’s not 5′ tall yet this time.

Today has been one of the nicest, […]

Container Garden Update — June 16, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. June 14, 2015 post here. June 21, 2014 post here. June 16, 2013 post here.

The weather lately has been all over the place. Looking at last year, overall we’re a little “behind”.

An overview:

[Tomatoes on the left, peppers in the front, basil on the right. The tall plants in […]

Peas, Garlic, And The Summer Garden Layout

by A.J. Coltrane

The summer garden layout from the 2nd-story deck:

Top left row (L-R): Basil, peppers, peppers, peppers, determinate tomatoes, indeterminate tomatoes.

Center row (L-R): Marigold whiskey barrel, trellised cucumbers, indeterminate tomatoes, indeterminate tomatoes x2

Bottom row (Trellises (L-R)), Tomatatillos. The far right box has Lemon Cucumbers and Tromboncino.

From the “front”:

To […]