Container Garden Update — September 13, 2015

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.  September 14, 2014 here (includes a 35 pound day).  September 15, 2013 here.

Late in the week we had a couple of days approaching 80 degrees. This morning I harvested vegetables in a light drizzle, which is more normal for this time of year. The forecast for at least the next seven days calls for rain and highs in the mid-60’s. Likely we’ll see cloudy and mid-60’s for the remainder of the month.

19.9 pounds of produce for the week.  18.3 pounds of that was harvested this morning. (Note that I’m only weighing the produce from the EarthBoxes. Everything else is an easy bonus.)

Today’s harvest:

150913 harvest

Closeup 1. The peppers —  ( [L-R] from top left – Anaheim, deformed Lipstick, Yellow Bell. [L-R] from Bottom Left – Carmen, Iko Iko, NuMex, Jalapeno.)

150913 peppers

Closeup 2. Tomatillos. The tomatillo plants are really winding down, so I pulled the “most ready” fruits — about half of the remaining total.

150913 tomatillo

Closeup 3.  Tomatoes — (L-R) Sun Gold, Sweet Million, Oregon Spring, Taxi, Black Krim, Tigerella

150913 tomato

Closeup 4.  More Tomatoes — Romas, Cosmonaut Volkov. It’s about time the Volkov did something.

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An overview:

150913 overview

We planted garlic about two weeks ago:

150913 garlic

Some of the radishes are ready for harvest (French Breakfast, Cherry Bell, Dragon):

150913 radish


The “2015 Tomato Race” totals. (One plant of each. 122 pounds total.)

Type Weight (lbs) Weight (g)
Taxi 21.7 9856
Black Krim 20.2 9175
Roma 17.1 7764
Oregon Spring 16.7 7571
Cos. Volkov 13.6 6185
Sun Gold 12.6 5717
Tigerella 12.2 5558
Sweet Million 7.9 3601


2013 total weight to date:  138.1 pounds

2014 total weight to date:  164.1 pounds

2015 total weight to date:  246.5 pounds


Visit Daphne’s Dandelions, host of Harvest Monday.


3 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — September 13, 2015

  1. We planted the garlic about the same time last year, I think. (Or maybe mid-October.) All I can find on the blog is that we planted “a few weeks before” November 11. We got a bunch of smallish heads, though I thought that could have been because we pulled them too early.

    We’ll see what happens. Our winters are fairly mild, so hopefully it’ll work out. I figured I was doing a *good* thing by giving it a head start..


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