Earthbox Update

Written by Chris on May 25th, 2010

Finally have a cucumber nearing readiness. This is a “spacemaster” cucumber, which has turned out to be a sprawling vine that has not lived up to its name. I had to add a trellis to the Earthbox to give it somewhere to meander. This is the first cucumber that has developed on it also, so it is lagging way behind the three other squash plants.

Earthbox Cucumber

Not sure how big it should get

Harvested one of each squash variety this morning.

Earthbox Squash

Multipik, 8 Ball and Zephyr

Peppers coming along. Not sure when the Anaheim will be “done”. The bells should turn orange when ready.

Earthbox Anaheim Pepper

Anahiem...time to pick? The ones at HEB are bigger!

Orange Bell Peppers in Earthbox

Should turn orange when ready

Once again I’ve been cursed by puny jalapenos. The ones on my plant this year are about one inch long. Next year I’m going to seek out some “jumbo” variety and start one from seed. This plant I got at a nursery. It’s certainly productive, but I’d prefer a bit larger peppers.

Am finally getting some Poblanos. Hoping they turn out to be normal size. Last year the plant produced puny ones. That was a plant picked up at a nursery. This one I grew from seed that as far as I could tell should produce full size peppers.

Earthbox Poblano Pepper

Poblano coming along


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. JJ says:

    I guess I didn’t realize what slow growers cucumbers were. I like your pictures–very informative.

  2. Michele says:

    I simply can NOT get peppers to grow! What’s your trick? How often do you water them? Mine grow, but never produce fruit. grrr.

    • Chris says:

      Hey Michele, the trick for me was planting them in an Earthbox! Takes away the guesswork. I have a couple of pepper plants in the ground and they are doing absolutely nothing. Love the Earthbox! It’s “self-watering” and “self-fertilizing”, so all I have to do is keep the water reservoir full.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Not familiar with the variety of cucumber you have there, but most cucumbers are harvested when about 6-8 inches long. Any bigger than that, and they get bitter.

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