Mid-June Garden Update

June 19, 2014

A little update about what’s going on mid-June in the garden (Zone 7b, Piedmont, North Carolina)…

The beans are flowering nicelyNieto Family - June 08 14 - 0457(black beans) Nieto Family - June 08 14 - 0459(pinto beans)

And beans are starting to show up!Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0506(pinto beans) Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0007(snaps/green beans)

We are expecting a good crop of blueberries this year! Check out all of those (unripened) berries!!!Nieto Family - June 08 14 - 0474 We were actually able to eat our first ones this week. We are excited for more to follow.

Blue Potatoes are flowering…Nieto Family - June 08 14 - 0401

Our first tomatoes are forming!!! Nieto Family - June 08 14 - 0433(Early Girl Tomatoes – beginning of the week)Nieto Family - June 12 14 - 0068(Early Girl Tomatoes – later in the week)Nieto Family - June 12 14 - 0070(Roma) Nieto Family - June 12 14 - 0072(Black Krim)Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0500(Indigo Rose) Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0502(Mr. Stripey)

Other fruits are forming:Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0504

(spaghetti squash)Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0505

(cucumber – I found a bigger one later but didn’t have my camera…)

Even though I pick squash bugs, eggs, and nymphs every morning, a few plants have succumbed already šŸ˜¦Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0001(zucchini) Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0002(butternut squash — I think)

The sweet potato patch has, indeed, grown many more slips! I will plant these out within the next couple of days. I have read sweet potatoes need 4 months of heat. Our first frost is mid-October so I don’t want to plant out any later than mid-June. I will be interested to see how the later planted sweet potatoes do compared to the earlier planted ones.Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0499Sunflowers are starting to bloom šŸ™‚Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0496(forgive the blurriness…I was holding a baby, trying to zoom in, focus, & take the picture) Nieto Family - June 18 14 - 0498

We had a few good soaking rains last week. The corn seems to have grown overnight!Nieto Family - June 13 14 - 0073(The tallest of the stalks are 4.5 feet tall!)

And lastly, here are our 12 week-old chicks! We think the white one is a rooster (comb is larger/redder)…Nieto Family - June 08 14 - 0500More chicks are due tomorrow!

How is your garden coming along?

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5 thoughts on “Mid-June Garden Update

  1. K. Wolf

    Wow! Everything looks beautiful! Out here in New Jersey (6b) things are looking very similar. I have been on the lookout for squash bugs, but have been lucky so far.

    Reply
    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      These are 13 years old, we are in a hotter climate, and I prune HEAVILY each winter. The first two, there’s nothing you can do about but do you prune? It REALLY makes a difference! Also, I didn’t let any fruit for the first 4 years so it made for some strong, healthy, large bushes…just some thoughts…

      Reply
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