Container Garden Update — July 17, 2016

by A.J. Coltane

Previous post here.  July 19, 2015 post here. July 27, 2014 post here.  July 21, 2013 post here.

We’ve been thinning out some of the Tromboncino zucchini with the idea that the plant only has a finite amount of energy to pour into fruits.

A photo of a few small zucchini and the first cucumber:

160717 harvest

I tried to bend the Tromboncino over the top of the 8′ trellis. I’ve done it in previous years. This time I bent a little too hard, and the plant now has a 90 degree angle turn at the top. Hopefully it won’t die above that point:

160717 tromboncino

Some of the basil became part of a pizza Margherita:

63% hydration, 3% oil. Last year's frozen "assorted tomatoes" as sauce.
63% hydration, 3% oil. Last year’s frozen “assorted tomatoes” as sauce.

The Basil plants pose with Marigolds. Peppers back left, cucumbers back right:

160717 basil

The Taxi are getting close:

160717 taxi

The Tomatillos continue to produce huge husks:

160717 tomatillo

The Jersey Knight asparagus and strawberries now have a fence between them and the weeds. The strawberries came with the house. They were in a bad location, so we moved them. They’re loving the new place it seems:

160717 strawberry asparagus


An overview. Tomatoes on the left. Peppers front center. Basil on the right. Zucchini back left. Tomatillos back center. Cucumbers back right:

160717 overview


Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.

2 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — July 17, 2016

  1. I got my first Tromboncino today, but not 3 like you. I am thinking it will take more than a 90 degree bend to kill it off though! I sometimes pinch back my vining squash and cucumbers it it just makes them bush out with more vines. Your plants are sure looking healthy to me!


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