Bucket Gardening Update – August 2015

Just a quick update on where my bucket garden is at:

  • I recently replanted the lettuce and spinach buckets (the three you can see in the center that have nothing green in them) for a late-summer or fall harvest.

August bucket garden

  • The peppers are growing, but I think they never fully recovered from the early July heat because they each have only one pepper each.

bucket grown peppers

  • The strawberries have been doing the best out of everything I planted this year. Though we’ve only had a handful of strawberries at a time, they have been producing consistently throughout the summer.

bucket grown strawberries

  • The cherry tomato has been doing well, though it was definitely slowed down. I’ve eaten two delicious tomatoes from it already, and you can see there are a few more coming on, but I have high hopes that the current flowers will convert into fruit too.

bucket grown tomatoes


How has your garden been this summer? Are you wading through your zucchini? Or, like me, are you just happy to have anything fresh, even if it is a measly yield?


  1. I’ve had a few handfuls of beans and about 8 zucchini. No tomatoes yet but I’m hopeful! My garden takes the place of a flower garden in front of my house. I’m glad for the local produce stands to supplement my garden😊.

    • Heather

      August 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      I’m wishing I had grown beans – I haven’t been able to find them at the farmer’s market or produce stand because I always arrive too late. I’m glad your zucchini has been doing well this year!

  2. My bean plant fried and something is eating my cabbage and cauliflower leaves. Cucumbers and onions have grown nicely. Starting to get the first tomatoes.

    • Heather

      August 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Bummer about the bean plant, cabbage, and cauliflower! But it sounds like the rest is going well. I love fresh cucumbers and tomatoes!

  3. I love this idea for a bucket garden! Why oh why did I not throw some tomato plants in some buckets this spring?!

  4. We did bush beans, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes in large planter pots. The tomatoes grew a lot of tomatoes, but they are just now turning red – not sure what took them so long – maybe not enough water? The beans are doing great – we’ve had them twice for dinner now – and both kids ate them – success! The strawberries are ever-bearing, so we’ve been enjoying them all summer (and we winter cover them with leaves during the winter). We also planted a zucchini in our flower bed. It blossomed a lot, but only produced one small zucchini. I was hoping for more – maybe it was the soil? I think I’ll try cucumber next year.

    • Heather

      August 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      You know, tomatoes all over have been slow turning red it sounds like. My regular (as in, not cherry) tomatoes still haven’t turned red yet, and I know my mom’s haven’t either. Weird weather this summer is what I’m blaming it on. I love fresh from the garden beans!

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