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Container Garden Update — September 14, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

September 15, 2013 post here.

35 pounds of stuff today, 47 pounds for the week(!) We’re now over 200 pounds of produce for the year.

Today’s harvest. It mostly covered the dining room table:

Tuesday looks paltry by comparison:

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Container Garden Update — September 7, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

September 8, 2013 post here.

The garden looks quite a bit different this year. The Gypsy peppers are much riper:

The white stuff is diatomaceous earth. The bugs didn’t attack the Gypsy peppers so maybe it’s helping.

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Container Garden Mini Update — September 2, 2014 — Gravity, Dangit!

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

Alternate titles: “Dominoes!” or … “Total Carnage!”

We chose not to add any supplementary support to the tomato cages this year. Last year, everything was fine, why wouldn’t it be this year?

Because today it got windy. Then it got really windy. Windy enough that I went to the [...]

Container Garden Update — September 1, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

September 1, 2013 post here.

Last year the yield was 64 pounds in the month of August. The year it was 95 pounds of produce for the month, including 20 pounds yesterday, though looking at last year’s pics - it may be that this year’s plants are closer to “done”. Yesterday’s harvest:

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Container Garden Update — August 24, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 25, 2013 here for comparison.

Yesterday was a big “haircut day” for the tomatoes. As it turns out, at least one “haircut day” from last year was on August 25th. This year’s decision to give them a haircut was made without looking at last year’s notes. It’s interesting to [...]

Container Garden Update — August 19, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

Silly August 18, 2013 post here. (Includes two cat pics and must have been written on very little sleep.)

The plants continue to look more and more haggard as the fruit production ramps up. There’s now mold on the zucchini leaves, some of the tomato plants, and the Brussels [...]

Container Garden Update — August 10, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 11, 2013 post here.

The cucumber box fell over on Friday. The Ultomato framework is overwhelmed — parts of it came off during the tumble. I harvested five pounds cucumbers, put the framework back together as much as possible, then propped the box up against a beam that [...]

Container Garden Update — August 3, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 4, 2013 post here. The August 4 post includes the popular-on-Google picture “Girl Cat And Ziplocks Full Of Green Leaves”. It’s basil of course, but I’d guess it made the rounds as a picture of something other than basil. Why else would it be popular?

Onward. Here’s the [...]

Container Garden Update — July 27, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. July 28, 2013 post here for comparison.

We got tired of looking into the stacks of vegetables for the plant markers. (And tired of remembering which pepper was which.) We came up with this solution:

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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:

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