How Does Your Garden Grow? Late June, 2014

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Late June, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow? Late June, 2014

Gardening in US Hardiness zone 6, New York State, late June, 2014.

The plants have really taken off the last few weeks. Our weather has been awesome, and now it is just a matter of staying ahead of the weeds.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Late June, 2014

Tomato Plants

Tomato Plants

Tomato Plants

There is a big difference in the Earth Box plants versus the in-ground plants. The tomato plants in the Earth Box are huge, with fruit already growing. The tomato plants in the ground are not huge, although fruit is also growing on those plants. Sound be interesting to see the difference (if any) as the season progresses.

Green Peppers

Green Peppers

The peppers in the ground are just sad. The ones in the Earth Boxes appear to be doing quite well. The pepper plants in the Earth Boxes are starting to get buds. The pepper plants in the ground don’t even look like they have grown!


I planted 12 Basil plants in all, and there are five that are quasi-surviving. Those three pictured above look the best.

Ummm Looks like Basil is gonna be a no-go here.


My parsley looks lovely!


I’m not exactly sure what these chives are doing. I have a few heads, but only a few. And the stalks don’t seem very thick. I will be doing some chive reading this week to see what (if anything) I can do for them.


Wow, the fennel is going gangbusters! And to think, I expected this one to be the dud.

thornless blackberry

The thornless blackberries seem to be a bit behind schedule. Hopefully July can make up the growth.

So, right now my tomatoes are doing well, as is the fennel, parsley and cilantro (not photographed). My chamomile smells great, but no buds yet. The basil and green peppers in the ground seem to be sad, sad, sad little plants. While it is still early in the season, I am not holding out much hope for those two.

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  1. Stephanie B says

    My garden seems to have grown immensely over the past week. The broccoli leaves are suddenly huge, the tomato plants don’t have fruit, but are huge and have several flowers, the pepper plant flower buds are opening and the onions are doing well I think. I need to get out and do some weeding soon before all this rain makes them grow like…well…weeds. My husband is supposedly building me a garden bench to go in the corner of the yard by the fire pit completely with flower boxes on the ends, but so far all I have is a pile of wood.

    • Since it rained today, I think the weeds in my front yard have grown a foot since yesterday!! It is going to be a good 5 weeks before the landscapers can clean that mess up, so I think I am going to have to get up there and weed, like it or not. And it is definitely a “not”.

      Good luck with your bench, Stephanie! Hopefully he will get to it sooner rather than later!


  2. I think the bugs have forgotten to pollinate the bell peppers, but they sure worked overtime on the cucumbers. 16 at last count that are over 4″ long. I have little green tomatoes on plants that have far outgrown the cages in height and are leaning all over each other. We’re almost 6″ below normal for rainfall and constantly in the upper 80’s to low 90’s so I have to water daily. Gonna love the next water bill…NOT!

    • WOW! Sounds like your garden is doing great, Marie. The negative is the watering of course, but I’d rather add because you can’t really take away.


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