by A.J. Coltrane
Previous post here. August 24, 2014 post here. August 25, 2013 post here.
47.1 pounds of produce this week, including 38.5 pounds of tomatoes.
The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. The cucumbers are completely finished, and the Tromboncino may not be far behind. The tomatoes have begun to randomly drop fruit. If it’s not Fall already then it’s coming real soon.
To the pictures —
The “non-cherry tomato” part of our Tuesday tomato tasting (8.4 pounds).
The Comsmonaut Volkov is still doing it’s own thing. We’ve harvested one fruit. Three more are ripening on the vines. The rest are just sitting there. For reference, here are the yearly totals to date for the tomatoes (one plant of each):
|Type||Weight (lbs)||Weight (g)|
The difference is that everything else except the Volkov have a whole bunch of ripe fruit on the way. We’ll see what the endgame looks like.
Monday’s harvest (8.1 lbs):
Wednesday (15.4 lbs):
Finally, three pictures from Saturday (13.2 lbs):
The tomatillos and the last of the cucumbers:
The Yellow Bells before the Saturday harvest:
Two pictures that sum up the state of the Tromboncino –
The Tromboncino are invading the Sun Golds, and vice versa. Note the Tromboncino fruit all the way to the left of the photo. The trellis is about four feet to the right:
Many of the peppers are almost ripe:
Fall in Vermont has nothing on the tomato plants right now:
The salad table has been a pleasant surprise. The spinach will need to be thinned this week:
The radishes are doing well, I think. Or are they leggy?:
The scallion starts will go into the vacated cucumber box when they’re big enough to handle. They’re currently living at the foot of the salad table:
2013 total weight to date: 65.4 pounds
2014 total weight to date: 82.2 pounds
2015 total weight to date: 157.7 pounds
Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.
2 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — August 23, 2015”
That is some tomato harvest. You must have harvested a third of your weight for the year this week.
Wonderful tomato & pepper harvests – can’t believe that is just from 8 tomato plants! I had such a great tomato year last year; not so much this time round.