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Container garden [this & That]



Yesterday I went behind the back fence and took up four ground boxes. I have the three wooden ones I made that were actually 16 inch square outside dimension and 6 inches tall. The other one was the plastic pan about 14 inches square and 6 inches tall which is going in the garbage can, The wooden ones I am going to disassemble and maybe build a wooden deck container for one of the squash plants that I planted seed for last week which are not up yet. Would like three each of the yellow squash and zucchini. Everyone in the family eats those and they produce quite a few squash per plant if they are healthy. I took the ground box soil and spread it over tree roots sticking up on the lawn Still have two ground boxes behind the fence. One with the soya cukes and one with the big boy tomato plants in them.

The two big boy tomato plants and the one yellow tomato plant plus the sweet million tomato plant in deck containers did not produce much fruit. About six tomatoes on each plant. Probably because I kept the sucker branches trimmed off. The yellow cherry plants produced a fair amount of fruit even though I trimmed the suckers on those also. When I trimmed the yellow cherry tomato plant I stuck the cutting in container mix to root. They are about six inches high. I will let them grow without trimming the sucker branches this time to bear more fruit. I will not let them grow as tall either. Will top them off at about four feet.

The sweet million tomato plant is in a bucket and I plan on yanking it up and use that container for one squash plant.

Dusted the butternut squash plants and the two eggplants yesterday which started to get ate up by bugs.

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lejardinComment by lejardin - June 27, 2018, 9:35 am
The growing season this year in the Pacific Northwest is just weird. We have a cherry tree that has the biggest bounty this season ever. Some friends about 10 miles away got nothing on their cherry tree. I am hoping for zucchini this year but the plants are puny, doesnt look good. There is a short growing season here but this year is crazy weather. Tomato plants not that great either.
Thanks for your post I am learning more from them.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 27, 2018, 10:22 am
Your welcome.

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