Patio Gardening 2010: Week 26 – Surprise Green Onions


Fall is here but the garden is still going. It looks rough, but it’s going.

We’ve had roller coaster temperatures for the past few weeks, with temperatures in the 60s and then the 70s and the past few days in the 80s.

I’ve basically just let the garden do it’s own thing for awhile now. The tomato and pepper plants look like a hot mess still, but they’re all flowering and producing.

Some of the peppers are even turning red. It will be time to harvest them soon.

The big surprise this week is that the green onions are still growing. We had a few that browned and died before we could pick them, and now they’re growing again, so I guess we’ll get a small round of resurrected green onions before the season is over.

The basil is still a powerhouse that we plan to keep growing until first frost, at which point we’ll harvest it all, make a ton of pesto and freeze it for the winter. Who knows when that will happen, though the temperatures will be back into the 50s and 60s this week.

Still no video. I tried to get the boyfriend to do one this week, but he was working all weekend.

For those who are new, this year the boyfriend and I are doing a little container gardening experiment where we are trying to grow various herbs and vegetables on our patio. We live in the city of Chicago, so traditional gardening is out of the question. You can subscribe to the RSS feed to instantly receive the posts each week and also check out our previous posts. Feel free to subscribe to our Youtube channel as well.

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