EarthBox Update — July 1, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

…And Lo, it became unseasonably hot in the urban garden. And the lettuces spoketh:  “Man, that’s about enough of this $#%#$!”

If it’s a cool-weather vegetable, it’s done until summer has passed. That includes the parsley, cilantro, dill, and lettuces.

The flip side is that the summer vegetables are all doing great. The cocozelle zucchini plant has multiple squash going. The tomato plants are almost six feet tall. Everything is either blooming or ripening, or both.

The pics, starting with the first two zucchini. The one on the left is ~6″, the one on the right is 8+”.

 

Rolling Stone for size reference. Feline tail in the foreground.
Rolling Stone for size reference. Tail of the feline who had to get involved in the foreground.

The basil is growing like crazy. It’s doing even better than the first couple of years it was tried. It seems it *likes* getting “topped”.

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The tomatillos (left), and tomatoes. The bushiest/tallest plant is the Sun Gold. It was such a thicket that I pruned out some of the low/middle branches this week to allow more sun and air into the interior. Will it help? No idea. Zucchini in the foreground. Next year the tomatoes are going to be further apart.

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Under the leaves of the cocozelle zucchini:

How many squash do you see? I see at least four.
How many squash do you see? I see at least five.

Overview, filtered a little to reduce the glare off of the house:

Look closely in front of the zucchini. That's the cucumbers, which are now almost five feet tall.
Look closely in front of the zucchini. That’s the cucumbers, which are now almost five feet tall.

There are now wasps in the brussels sprouts. I think they’re feasting on the leafhoppers. Now I just have to look at what I’m grabbing, but I’ve seen *zero* leafhoppers lately.

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