Container Garden Update — August 21, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 23, 2015 post here. August 24, 2014 post here.  August 25, 2013 post here.

We had some nice sunny weather this week again. The garden ate it up. We’re now officially “in gear”.

To quote last year’s post:

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.

…and 14.9 pounds this week. Roughly 1/3 tomatoes, 1/3 Tromboncino, and 1/3 cucumbers. On the bright side the cucumbers (and everything else) are still a long way from finished. And the weather has been much warmer lately. There’s still time for a late rally.

On to the pictures:

A Midweek Harvest:

Sun Golds, Yellow Pear, and cucumbers.
Sun Golds, Yellow Pear, and cucumbers.

Another Midweek Harvest:

Tromboncino, Sun Golds, Taxis, Tigerellas, and Lemon cucumbers.
Tromboncino, Sun Golds, Taxis, Tigerellas, and Lemon cucumbers.

The cucumber plants:

Basil foreground left. Peppers background left. Cucucmbers center. Tomatillos background right.
Basil foreground left. Peppers background left. Cucumbers center. Tomatillos background right.

Tromboncino (rear and top.) Lemon cucumbers (front). The leaf color is marginal, but they’re still producing:

160820 tromboncino and lemon cucumber

A “purple” tomato variety — Paul Robeson. These are new to us. So far, so good:

160820 paul robeson

Black Krims:

It's a little cramped getting to the Krims, hence the dead leaves hanging around.
It’s a little cramped getting to the Krims, hence the dead leaves hanging around.

The opposite side of the Black Krim box has Tigerellas. They’re much easier to get to:

If you look close, there's a Black Krim at the back left of the photo.
If you look close, there are Black Krims at the back left of the photo.

Taxis:

160820 taxi

Sun Golds:

160820 sun gold

It’s a slow year, and the Romas are even slower:

160820 roma

An Assortment Of Peppers:

160820 pepper1

Another Assortment Of Peppers:

160820 pepper2

What I Think Are Gypsy Peppers:

160820 gypsy

As usual, the Gypsys are doing great.

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Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.

3 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — August 21, 2016

  1. The purple/black tomatoes look good to me! We’ve had a cool spell here, actually chilly (for us) this morning. But it’s back to heat tomorrow. The tomatoes and peppers love it though. I think your numbers confirm it. My cukes are done though, just a fond memory!

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  2. Your tomato and pepper plants are filled with fruit, so many good things to come. It’s been an odd year to be sure. We had such a hot summer, it’s finished off the tomato plants early.

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  3. Your harvest baskets look so much like mine! Taxi, Sungold, Tromboncino, Lemon? Check, check, check, check 🙂 Isn’t the production on the Taxi’s incredible? I’m so impressed by them – too bad that some disease got a hold of my plants and is now spreading throughout the bed.

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