Container Garden Update — September 1, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

September 1, 2013 post here.

Last year the yield was 64 pounds in the month of August. The year it was 95 pounds of produce for the month, including 20 pounds yesterday, though looking at last year’s pics – it may be that this year’s plants are closer to “done”. Yesterday’s harvest:

140831 harvest2

A closeup of the basil. It fills the box, but it’s only 3/4 of a pound — though that’s around $50 retail:

140831 harvest2 basil

One of the two midweek harvests:

140831 midweek

Gypsy Peppers. The white powder is diatomaceous earth. It seems to be helping with the earwigs:

140831 gypsy

King of the North peppers:

140831 king of north

The jalapenos are starting to darken:

140831 jalapeno

The Thai Hot peppers:

140831 thai hot

The cucumbers are looking tired:

140831 cucumber

Some tomato pics, starting with the Roma. For whatever reason, this year’s Roma is much shorter than last year’s:

140831 roma

Tigerella (mostly):

140831 tigerella

Taxi (left), and Oregon Spring (right):

140831 taxi oregon spring

Finally, a taxi closeup:

140831 taxi




3 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — September 1, 2014

  1. The zucchini you gave us was stupendous. I cut the thick (seeded) portion into inch-thick planks, gave them some oil and salt, grilled them, then put some Parmesan and herbs on top for a great side dish. The thin portion I’ve saved for tonight: I’ll give it a panko-crust and fry them in shallow oil. I like this variety better than the standard, uniform thickness zucchini.


  2. We’ve been doing a panko-crusted baked zucchini that’s tasty. I have a “garden bounty” (catch-all) post coming up at some point that’s going to include that and other good stuff.


  3. I like flour coated fried zucchini like my mom used to make or on cooking it the gas grill until it gets just a little char.


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