We’ve had exactly one day this year that could be considered “hot”. It feels like the garden has yet to “take off”. It’s overcast and drizzly this weekend with the next sunny stretch forecast for… not in the next seven days. Highs are forecast as the mid-to-low-70’s. We’ll need some hot weather for the basil and peppers to really grow and fight off whatever is chewing on them.
Front (L-R): Rattlesnake Beans, Roma Tomatoes, Oregon Spring Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Carmen Peppers, King of the North Peppers. Middle left are the Black Krims, Cherokee Chocolate Tomato, and “Purple Bumblebee” Striped Cherry Tomato. In the middle are “Slicing Cucumbers” and (hiding) Sweet Basil. Middle right are Fortex beans. In the far back left there are Tromboncino Zucchinis and Tomatillos:
So far the Tomatillo and Tromboncino are sharing the trellis nicely — The Tomatillo are in the center and the Tromboncino have been trained up the sides. I’m hopeful that by removing browning Tromboncino leaves towards the middle and bottom as they arrive it’ll leave enough light and space for all four plants.
One more view from the “front” of the garden:
The photo also highlights how we label the plants. The indeterminate tomatoes are doing well, and the beans grow regardless of the weather.
Hopefully we have some sun coming in the next couple of weeks.
2 thoughts on “Container Garden Update July 3, 2022”
Typical La Niña “summer.” My reading says they think we’ll have another one next year. My tomatoes are starting to flower, but they’re still rather short and a bit burly.
I think the huge oak tree to the southwest is still gradually getting bigger and shading more of the garden in the late afternoon. The southernmost Roma is by far doing the best. It may be almost time to go to all compact varieties and cluster them in the sunniest spots.