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:
Midweek. Oregon Spring and Taxis:
18.8 pounds total for the period July 13-19, including 2.3 pounds of zucchini, and 15.6 pounds of all cucumber types.
An overview. Not much appears to be changing week to week, but that won’t be the case for long:
The next Tromboncino:
Two smaller Tromboncino that are hopefully the next batch after that:
The Black Krims are getting some size:
The Taxis are almost ready to pop too:
2013 total weight to date: 15.0 pounds
2014 total weight to date: 17.5 pounds
2015 total weight to date: 40.4 pounds
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.
13 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — July 19, 2015”
I have some bread-n-butter pickles for you, made from your “blocky” cukes.
I need to get your recipe — as you can see, we have a lot more where those came from.
Lovely harvests. And I love that photo of tromboncinos on the vine.
Wow – that is quite the haul of cucumbers! My tromboncino vines better hurry up & grow; I’m getting worried that I may not end up harvesting any this year.
Such gorgeous green tomatoes! I would have a difficult time not picking them for a tasty curry.
The Black Krims are indeed getting some size. Not three hours after that picture was taken, their vine, and the vine that they were leaning on, collapsed. They’re now tied “up” with garden twine.
Zero actual “casualties”, so that’s good.
What wonderful harvests! I’m so glad to see you growing tromboncino! It’s been on my list for ages, just hasn’t happened yet. Maybe next year… 😉 Happy harvesting!
Bread-n-Butter Pickle recipe:
Your harvest looks wonderful! My Tromboncino is climbing tall and has a few pollinated squashes that are growing rapidly. Based on your suggestion I switched to a milk spray for PM and it’s working well on my other squashes – a few weeks ago they were slowing down but now have new leaves, new growth and some baby squashes are about to bloom.
Glad it worked! Credit where it’s due — I actually got the idea from SeattleAuthor.
My Tromboncino don’t have PM, at least not yet. Hopefully milk is “the fix”.
Do you think that the lack of rain/moisture this year might also be helping with no powdery mildew?
The lack of rain and moisture is probably helping, though I’d love to think we actually have a winning answer to the issue.
I’m happy either way, so long as the plants aren’t rotting.
Your container gardens are impressive. That is a lot of cucumbers and your tomatoes look amazing.