by A.J. Coltane
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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:
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:
Some of the basil became part of a pizza Margherita:
The Basil plants pose with Marigolds. Peppers back left, cucumbers back right:
The Taxi are getting close:
The Tomatillos continue to produce huge husks:
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:
An overview. Tomatoes on the left. Peppers front center. Basil on the right. Zucchini back left. Tomatillos back center. Cucumbers back right:
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2 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — July 17, 2016”
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!
That pizza looks really good and your tomatoes are loaded. Basil grows like weeds, I didn’t realize how easy they were till this year.