by A.J. Coltrane
Previous post here. August 3, 2014 post here. August 4, 2013 post here.
The 2013 post includes one of our more popular pictures — girl cat with bags and bags of green stuff:
It’s about 1.5 pounds of basil, though the internet must have other ideas.
11.6 pounds of produce this week, including the first tomatillos! Tuesday:
Today. The tomatoes are a mix of Sweet Million, Sun Gold, Taxi, and one Tigerella:
A pre-harvest picture of the Lemon cucumbers. They’re still doing well. Note the powdery mildew on the right. I believe that’s the pickling cucumbers calling it a year.
The Marketmores are about done too. In the top left of the picture there are still a few growing, but many leaves are looking terrible:
The Tromboncino. There were actually seven fruits at this size in a small area of the vines. Two lost their blooms early, so I removed those, with the idea that those will wind up being the “losers”. There are still five left, which may still be too many. Pictured are two of the winners:
The big King of the North pepper:
The Black Krims are much larger than last year. They’re starting to show color:
Sweet Millions, prior to harvest:
2013 total weight to date: 26.7 pounds
2014 total weight to date: 24.0 pounds
2015 total weight to date: 68.0 pounds
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.
4 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — August 2, 2015”
Very nice harvests! I’m growing Taxi as well but none have started to ripen yet. I have seen them around on a few harvest blogs, so am anxious to get a first taste. How are you finding the King of the North? I grew them last year, but their yield was pretty low.
This is our 3rd year with the King of the North peppers. They’re consistently among our best producers — so much so that they now get a full box to themselves (6 plants).
We also like their taste and texture. They grill well, and they work well wherever else you might use a “bell pepper”.
Love those Tromboncinos! They are so productive. PM hit my cukes too, but it was a good run while it lasted.
I think my cukes will get hit by PM soon too. I’ve seen it out in the neighborhood, but not yet in the garden. It is only a matter of time. Lovely harvests.