Container Garden Update — August 13, 2017

-A.J.

It finally rained last night after fifty-five days of no rain. Today was cool and drizzly, but it was a good day to get out and do some heavy pruning on the tomato plants. The harvest, including ripe Oregon Spring, Roma, and Black Krim tomatoes, tomatillos, and cucumbers. The green tomatoes for our pet store guy:

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Container Garden Update — July 30, 2017

-A.J.

It’s supposed to get hot this week. So far the harvests have been small and steady. The garden will likely go crazy starting in a few days.

The Tromboncino:

The tomatillos. It’s (past) time to run twine to support the lanky branches, they’re in danger of breaking off. Note the seedlings in the foreground:

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Container Garden Update — June 25, 2017

-A.J.

We’ve had our first couple of really warm days, and the fans are now out of the garage. The warm-weather veggies are digging it. I love gardening this time of year because everything is young and vibrant, and the garden is growing and doing it’s own thing with a minimum of work input.

We’re […]

Container Garden Update — June 11, 2017

-A.J.

A few pictures of the June garden-

Overview #1, from up the “hill”:

Overview #2:

The left column has three boxes of tomatoes, with the Tromboncino zucchini in the big trellis at the back. Continuing to the right in the front row- the next box over has the Oregon Spring tomatoes. The rest […]

Container Garden Update — May 29, 2017

-A.J.

It’s almost June and the garden is rolling again. The Super Sugar Snap peas we planted indoors in February are now producing:

Attaching the trellis netting to the salad table seems to have worked very well:

The view from the other side:

The Miner’s Lettuce is looking a little cooked, but […]

The 2017 Summer Veggies

-A.J.

We chose to simplify a little bit this year and go more with things we know “work”, are easy to process, and will see quick use if they make it as far as the freezer. We added a few new things too, including melons. The descriptions below are copied from the Tilth Plant Sale […]

Earthbox Covers At A Fraction Of The Price

-A.J.

EarthBox covers are sort of necessary evil. The covers that the company sells are of marginal quality, and they run around $2, each.

Instead we go to Home Depot and buy a roll 10′ x 25′ x 3.5 mil black plastic. Right now a roll is $12. The finished cost per cover is 20 cents, each.

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New Seeds For 2017

-A.J.

Last year’s post was titled “Too Many Seeds, Probably“. While we did manage to use up some of the inventory, not everything was consumed. Still, I wanted to try some new things. The list:

SP783/L Escalade Spinach Organic – Escalade HR1114/L Garlic Chives-Nira Organic – Nira Garlic Chives Organic 1/2 gram ON557/S Guardsman Onion – […]

Final Summer EarthBox 2016 Recap — The Tomatoes, Tomatillos, and Basil

A.J.

The final “summer garden 2016” recap — Tomatoes, Tomatillos, and Basil

The 2013 recap is here. 2014 here. 2015 here.

The Tomatoes:

Black Krim – 10.9 pounds. [75 day indeterminate heirloom.] Relatively poor yield in 2016, which was true of everything else too. In the two previous years the yield was around 23 pounds each year. […]

Winter Container Mini Update — November 4, 2016

-A.J.

Last night was cool and clear, so it’s time to shoehorn in a quick “Winter Garden” update before the cold really sets in:

The salad table, which sees sun until about 2pm:

[The top tier is mostly romaine (Winter Density(?)), arugula, cilantro, Mache, and spinach. Middle tier is Miner’s Lettuce and New Zealand Spinach […]