Earth Box Bounty & Camping

Extremely productive bell peppers in an Earth Box

Extremely productive bell peppers in an Earth Box

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

I would never have believed how much lettuce we are getting from 3 Earth Boxes.  The danger is that it will bolt before we can use it.  I’ll be taking several bags on our camping trip, and expect several of the new heads that are growing on cut-off stalks to be ready when we get home.

And I haven’t even started on the romaine.

Little Gem lettuce has small heads that are the perfect size for a salad for two.  Note top left where a head was harvested and is growing a new head.

Little Gem lettuce has small heads that are the perfect size for a salad for two. Note top left where a head was harvested and is growing a new head.

I have two patio tomatoes in one Earth Box and two bell peppers in another.  They are both loaded.  So I am getting my garden fix this year without even having a garden!

We are planning to leave tomorrow for a week camping on the GA/SC border.  It will be hot and humid, but it will be hot and humid at home and I’d rather be on a big lake than at home.

The lettuce plant in the rear is one that regenerated from a stalk that was harvested earlier.

The lettuce plant in the rear is one that regenerated from a stalk that was harvested earlier.

Plenty of rain is predicted, so the little veggies should be fine while we are gone.

P.S.  Just wanted to add that I have used NO pesticides on these plants.  They are so healthy that they are naturally insect repellent.

The romaine will be ready soon.

The romaine will be ready soon.

Earth Boxes, Wild Strawberries & Baby Fig Trees

Wild strawberries are just about through fruiting for the year.

Wild strawberries are just about through fruiting for the year.

The invasive, tasteless Indian strawberries seem to fruit all season.  Their job seems to be to take over the wild strawberries' habitat, and they are doing a good job of it, unfortunately.

The invasive, tasteless Indian strawberries seem to fruit all season. Their job seems to be to take over the wild strawberries’ habitat, and they are doing a good job of it, unfortunately.

The rain has been so dependable that I haven’t had to water anything yet this year.  Both the things I planted and the wild things I didn’t are thriving.

We have been eating salad from our Earth Boxes for several days.  All of the lettuces are going strong.  I did have to pull up the radicchio because it bolted and turned too bitter.  It certainly was beautiful, though.

The patio tomatoes are fruiting, and the bell peppers have little peppers on them.

I planted cilantro and marigolds in two empty Earth Boxes.  I also have green clumping onions planted in one.

I have put off doing anything with the square foot gardens because my heart is just not into it.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Life is in a holding pattern until our next trip, it seems.  🙂

Little Gem lettuce starting to head.

Little Gem lettuce starting to head.

Baby romaine

Baby romaine

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

Patio tomatoes in Earth Box

Baby  bell peppers

Baby bell peppers

 

The cold spring killed the fig trees, but new shoots are coming up from the base of the trees.

The cold spring killed the fig trees, but new shoots are coming up.

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: