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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

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

First Poblano

Friday, May 15th, 2009

First poblanos are forming finally, about 39 days after I planted the seedling. The first jalapeno appeared much sooner, by the 27th day or so after planting the seedling. Still no harvestable peppers yet, but getting closer!

First Poblano Forming

First Poblano Forming

Pepper Update

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Jalapeños are popping out nicely, and finally am getting some flowers on the poblano, which should mean peppers forming soon.

Muchos Jalapeños

Muchos Jalapeños

Future Poblano

Future Poblano