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2012 Earthboxes Ready

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Finally planted this year’s earthboxes. Did green beans in one, peppers in one and we’re trying strawberries in the third one, for the first time. Decided not to do squash this time, have not had much luck with it the last few times.

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Earthbox Pepper Layout

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Earthbox Bean Layout

Orange Bell Pepper Ready

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The bell pepper in the Earthbox finally turned orange. Only the side towards the sun turned orange. The whole thing became orange a few days after picking though.

Cherry Tomatoes and Earthbox Peppers

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Harvest update. Getting a few more cherries coming along. Both the Sungold and the White Currant are leading the pack (note, the links are to the sources of the seeds I grew these plants from). The Sungold’s are great, good size cherry tomatoes. Nice orange color. The White Currants are more yellow, are also tasty, but are quite a bit smaller.

Sungold and White Currant Tomatoes Central Texas

Sungold on left, White Currant on right

The Orange Bell is finally ripening. Should be pickable in a few days.

Earthbox Orange Bell Pepper

Earthbox Orange Bell Pepper, turning orange finally

Some of the jalapenos are forming with chocolate brown streaks along the length of the pepper. Looks pretty cool. Harvested several jalapenos and serranos.

Earthbox Pepper Harvest

Earthbox Serranos and Jalapenos

Earthbox Update

Tuesday, 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

Earthbox Pepper Update

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Peppers are coming along well. All are producing except for the poblanos. Looks like I will have mini-jalapenos again. Was hoping for the big size peppers you see in the grocery stores these days–3 to 4 inches long. Next season I will have to seek out some seeds like that.

Earthbox Peppers

Pepper plants at 46 days after seedling transplant

Earthbox Serranos

Serranos

Earthbox Jalapenos

Muchos Jalapenos

Earthbox Anaheim Pepper

Anaheim Pepper

Earthbox Orange Bell Peppers

Orange Bell Peppers