EarthBox Update — July 7, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

Midweek part of the cocozelle zucchini plant broke most of the way off:

Hanging on by a thread.
Hanging on by a thread.

So this mass was cut off, including two pounds of small zucchini:

Total carnage, but not the likeable kind. (Bonus points for naming the video game reference.)
Total carnage, but not the likeable kind. (Bonus points for naming the video game reference.)

That same day the first two Glacier tomatoes were picked. On Sunday the first Sun Golds were picked. (No pic of the Sun Golds)

The start of a tiny caprese.
The start of a tiny caprese.

On Friday I went through and thinned out the four basil plants somewhat. Pictured is the “before” separating the stems. It turned into 1/2 pound of basil — $16 worth at the Sunday Farmer’s Market, less than that at the supermarket. Seattleauthor may do a post about basil oil using some of it.

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And because that wasn’t enough basil: ┬áThe home of the spring veg is now basil, scallions and “bunch onions” until the fall. (The four basil plants were sold as one $3.48 pot at a big box store. All of the “bunch onions” were $3. Can’t go wrong with either of those.)

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The brussels sprouts are now brusselling. Or sprouting. Caterpillars be damned.

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The cucumbers are now rolling:

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Gourmet peppers:

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King of the North pepper. It started looking funky on the side this morning, so the bad part got trimmed and it became an addition to hashbrowns:

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The shiso:

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The fairly new raspberry plant, a gift from friends. It’s in a big pot that gets runoff from the roof. It’s well drained, we’ll see how it goes:

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The tomatoes. Now well over 6 feet tall:

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And because the crappy old garden hose was extremely aggravating:

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