EarthBox Update — September 30, 2013

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

A day late on the update this week. Yesterday was a triple-header of sports:  Seahawks (on tv), Mariners (in person), and Sounders (raining hard in person). I’m still recovering.

This week the weather was cold, windy, and rainy. One day it rained as hard as I’ve ever seen it rain in Seattle. It was blowing sideways and running like waterfalls off of the roof. The temperature dropped down into the 40’s on a couple of nights. The peppers and tomatillos seemed ok with all of that. The tomatoes are finished for the year except for the Sun Gold plant. I believe we’re up over 200 pounds of stuff to date, so no complaints here.

On Friday I pulled all of the semi-ripe Roma tomatoes:

092813 roma

Today I pulled the rest of the tomatoes and almost all of the cucumbers. The cucumber plant is about toast (pic down lower in the post):

The cucumbers are now misshapen and pale.
The cucumbers are now misshapen and pale.

The tomatoes today:

093013 tomato before

The “after” shot:

093013 tomato after

The cucumbers:

093013 cucumber

The shiso decided to flower:

It was windy, so it's a little blurry.
It was windy, so it’s a little blurry.

Brussels sprouts:

093013 brussels sprouts

Sweet peppers from the front:

Note the purple ones on the top left.
Note the purple ones (Tequila) on the top left. Front center is the Gourmet.

Sweet peppers from the back:

The center mass is Lipsitck peppers.
The center mass is Lipsitck peppers.

Sweet peppers along the side:

King of the North, mostly.
King of the North, mostly.

I’ll need to figure out when the peppers will have to be harvested. They still look fine, but I’m guessing that might change in a hurry.

 

 

 

One thought on “EarthBox Update — September 30, 2013

  1. You probably should harvest them. It isn’t going to be warm enough to ripen them the rest of the year. You can either pick them and eat the underripend ones as is or you can pull the entire plant and hang them inside to ripen them. I have never tried it, so I am not sure it actually works, but Ciscoe Morris swears by it.

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