It never really got hot in 2019. The garden responded by not providing much.
The totals above are for 11 containers, so 20-25 pounds of produce per box is pretty normal. (“Normal” is around 30 pounds of tomatoes per box, 10 pounds of peppers, and 25 pounds of tomatillos.)
We don’t count the basil, which is good because this is the first year that it failed. As a guess it was either nematodes or something else in the soil, but the cool summer didn’t do it any favors either.
(Plant list here.)
Marketmore 76 Cucumber (1 box, 4 plants): 17.8 pounds
Carmen Pepper (2 boxes, 12 plants): 14.1 pounds
Jimmy Nardello Pepper (1/2 box, 3 plants): 1.0 pounds
Anaheim Pepper (1/2 box, 3 plants): 1.1 pounds
Tomatillo (1 box, 2 plants): 8.2 pounds
Sun Gold Tomato (1/2 box, 1 plant): 9.7 pounds
Old German Tomato (1/2 box, 1 plant): 0.5 pounds
Oregon Cherry Tomato (1/2 box, 1 plant): 6.9 pounds
Taxi Tomato (1/2 box, 1 plant): 23.0 pounds
Black Krim Tomato (1 box, 2 plants): 13.8 pounds
Oregon Spring Tomato (1 box, 2 plants): 18.4 pounds
Roma Tomato (1 box, 2 plants): 13.4 pounds
Tromboncino Zucchini (1 box, 2 plants): 6.0 pounds
The yield was low but the few fruits on the tomatoes were larger than usual. Just a very strange year all around.
On the bright side, the Fortex beans did great. Two boxes on one trellis produced way more than we could consume as the summer went along, so quite a bit wound up in the freezer. One of the bean boxes might be better served housing garlic or another allium.
Maybe next year we’ll grow cucumbers, determinate tomatoes like Oregon Spring and Roma, and the indeterminate Black Krim tomatoes. And lots of onions and garlic.