Despite the dry summer, the tomatoes, as a group, are late:
A closeup, looking down on the Romas:
The Wednesday harvest. Mostly Oregon Spring. On the top right are Black Krim, bottom right are Cherokee Purple:
Many of the Carmens will likely get harvested this week:
For the Minnesota Midget melons it’s a race between ripening and the “funk” taking over:
The Trombonico didn’t do well this year. I get the feeling that bugs were attacking the fruits just for the moisture. It was that dry here. This week we chopped out all but the greenest growth with the hopes of getting fruit in the next few weeks:
And today we transplanted most of the winter veg (Arugula, Dill, Spinach, Mache, Chard, Winter Cress, Winter Density Romaine, Joi Choy, and Cilantro):
Some of the Romaine, Arugula, Joy Choi, and Bright Lights Chard went into the recently vacated Tomatillo EarthBox. The Tomatillos are now roasted, buzzed up, and frozen for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.
Most of the rest went into the salad table:
Everything is still a little floppy after the transplant. I’m guessing it all perks up by the end of the day today.
Visit Dave at Ourhappyacres, host of Harvest Monday.
4 thoughts on “Container Garden Update — September 4, 2017”
Those tomatoes look good, as do the Carmens. I do hope the melons beat out the funk! I can see several peeking out among the leaves. We had a fairly normal summer and the Trombo did well. Last year it was way wet and they did nothing, so go figure.
A wonderful varied harvest!
Have a great week!
Your new transplants look incredible, that’s great you got them started so early. And your tomato and pepper plants look like they’re going to keep producing for a long while. It’s strange that the melons got such a bad case of powdery mildew when it’s been so dry, maybe that variety is just more prone to it.
I wonder how much the extensive heat and long dry spell affected the crops. Though the boxes keep the water coming, the air was pretty dry for a looooong time, which may have stolen moisture from the plants and delayed fruiting. Just spitballing here, but if I would think that heat (at least the heat we had) would have been good for them, but it doesn’t seem to have been so.