Container Garden Update — September 18, 2016

by A.J. Coltrane

Previous post here.

September 20, 2015 here. September 21, 2014 post here.  September 22, 2013 post here.

In the coming week it’s supposed to be getting into the 40’s at night — that meant that it was time to harvest in earnest, and we pulled 73 pounds of stuff in the last seven days.

It would be fun to watch the harvest in time-lapse, but photos will have to do.

September 15th, “before”:


September 15th, “after”:


The harvest for the 15th:


[Left sheet tray – Paul Robeson, Valencia, Tigerella, other assorted tomtatoes.  Taxis in the center. Cherokee Purple on the right.]

We did another big harvest on the 18th:


[Around a dozen different types of peppers, including Serrano on the top left, Anaheim center left, tomatoes on the top center, and tomatillos on the top right.]

The “after” picture:


[Back Left – Tromboncino and Lemon cucumber. Front Left – the last of the tomatoes. Back Center – Tomatillo, Right – Cucumber.]

You can tell it’s late in the year because tired plants do weird things, such as this “double” Tromboncino. There’s a normal fruit below it:


I sort of rebooted the salad table:


[Arugula on the bottom. Parsley left side, 2nd shelf. New Zealand spinach and Miner’s Lettuce on the right side of the 2nd shelf. The top shelf has lettuces, cilantro, and a bunch of other little things that I hope size up before the weather turns ugly.]


Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.

One thought on “Container Garden Update — September 18, 2016

  1. Wow, you really did a major harvest there! With all those hot peppers and tomatillos, I am thinking salsa or something similar must be coming soon. And I am glad to see Cherokee Purple doing well for someone. You have more CP there than I have had in several years of harvests. It just doesn’t do well for me.


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