Container Garden Update — August 28, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

August 30, 2015 post here. September 1, 2014 here.  September 1, 2013 here.

Lots of sun this week — we finally got a chance to have a “tomato tasting” get-together. The Tuesday harvest:

(L-R) Paul Robeson, Sun Gold, Tigerella, Taxi, Oregon Spring, Black Krim.
Tomatoes (L-R) Paul Robeson, Yellow Pear, Sun Gold, Tigerella, Taxi, Oregon Spring, Black Krim.

Thursday was more tomatoes and a colander full of tomatillos. The tomatillos are starting to drop off of the plant in earnest, which I’m assuming means they’re ready. A thick layer of Sun Golds is hiding under the other tomatoes:

160828 harvest2

It seems like the Sun Golds always look like this, no matter how many we harvest:

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The only really large Tromboncino. We may be getting near “done”:

160828 tromboncino

Oregon Spring:

160828 oregon spring

The “late” tomatoes are now ripening too. The first Romas:

160828 roma

Cherokee Purple (and Taxi):

160828 cherokee purple taxi

Valencia:

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It’s supposed to be cooler this week. (70’s and cloudy/light rain). I think fall is starting, so hopefully everything ripens quickly…. or else it’s just one of those years. There’s a reason basically all of our tomatoes varieties are “early”.

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Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.

3 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — August 28, 2016

  1. @ Phoung

    The two most common things that we do are –

    Rick Bayless’ Tomato Carpaccio Salad
    http://cheapseateats.com/2014/09/23/rick-bayless-tomato-carpaccio-salad/

    Rick Bayless’ Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
    http://cheapseateats.com/2013/09/04/rick-bayless-roasted-tomatillo-salsa/

    The Roasted Salsa stores well in the freezer, just add the onion and cilantro after thawing.

    We’ll also combine the salsa with avocado for sort of a hybrid salsa/ guacamole.

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