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Container Garden Update — August 23, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 24, 2014 post here. August 25, 2013 post here.

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

The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. The cucumbers are completely finished, and the Tromboncino may not be far behind. The tomatoes have begun to […]

Container Garden Update — August 16, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 19, 2014 post here. August 10, 2014 post here. August 18, 2013 post here.

19.1 pounds of produce this week.

This harvest picture was taken on Wednesday, just before our first tomato tasting of the year:

(L-R, and top to bottom) Roma, Oregon Spring, Tigerella (top), Taxi (yellow), […]

Container Garden Update — August 9, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 10, 2014 post here. August 11, 2013 post here.

Total harvest for the week was 13.5 pounds. It was a little bit of everything, including the first Oregon Spring tomatoes and a sheet tray of tomatillos. We roasted the tomatillos, buzzed them up, and froze them for easy […]

Container Garden Update — August 2, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here. August 3, 2014 post here. August 4, 2013 post here.

The 2013 post includes one of our more popular pictures — girl cat with bags and bags of green stuff:

The girl cat is not impressed.

It’s about 1.5 pounds of basil, though the internet must have other ideas.

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The Winter Seed List

by A.J. Coltrane

This will be our second year of winter gardening. In year one I made spreadsheets like this Seed Germination Times And Temperatures. Days To Maturity. And Plant Minimum Temperatures. NW Edition.

Last year our main microclimate (in the back yard, under the 2nd story deck) was too cold and dark, so the output […]

Container Garden Update — July 26, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

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

We think we may have “figured something out” with the Tromboncino. I’ll share that first, then some harvest pictures, then everything else.

Last week a Tromboncino vine looked like this:

The smaller of the two fruits withered over the next […]

Container Garden Update — July 19, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous (non-mini/non-“harvest”) post here. July 27, 2014 post here (note that the cucumbers in the 2nd picture of that post look nothing like the ones below on the left, though it’s the same variety.) July 21, 2013 post here.

The hot weather continues, and the cucumbers continue to be “blocky”. Today’s harvest:

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Container Garden Mini Update — July 15, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

The Lemon cucumbers are really starting to ripen. As for the Marketmores, we must have missed these monsters over the weekend:

(Left to Right): Six Lemon cucumbers (2.3 lbs); The two of the four cherry tomatoes that didn’t get eaten before Picture Time; Three Marketmore 76 cucumbers (3.1 lbs); One National […]

Container Garden Harvest Update — July 12, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

The first really good week — total production of 15.4 pounds, including the 12.2 pounds harvested tonight:

(Clockwise from top left) — Marketmore 76 cucumbers (4.1 lb); the first Sun Gold and Sweet Million tomatoes; National Pickling cucumbers (the darker two, 1 lb); “Calypso” pickling cucumbers (1.5 lb); Lemon cucumbers (0.7 lb); Tromboncino zucchini […]

Container Garden Update — July 12, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

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

Some of the lower (south-facing) leaves of the tomato plants are fried-looking from the intense June sun. It’s been (thankfully) a little bit cooler the last few days. An overview:

The basil got a super thorough haircut this […]