Container Garden Update — August 2, 2015

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:

The girl cat is not impressed.
The girl cat is not impressed.

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:

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Today. The tomatoes are a mix of Sweet Million, Sun Gold, Taxi, and one Tigerella:

150802 harvest


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.

150802 lemon cucumber

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:

150802 marketmore

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:

150802 zucchini

The big King of the North pepper:

150802 king of the north

The Black Krims are much larger than last year. They’re starting to show color:

150802 black krim


150802 roma

Sweet Millions, prior to harvest:

150802 sweet million

2013 total weight to date:  26.7 pounds

2014 total weight to date:  24.0 pounds

2015 total weight to date:  68.0 pounds

More Progress!


Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.


4 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — August 2, 2015

  1. 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.


  2. 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”.


  3. 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.


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