Garden in late August


I am so excited about the pumpkins I go to touch and poke them every day. This is the first year I grow them and I just love the jungle they created, I could not tell which leaf belongs where. I am supposed to remove some of them to allow just a couple on each plant to grow to a decent size but I am not ready for it yet.



The tomatoes are still very green, argh, I keep feeding them weekly but perhaps it is the time to chop their tops off.


I spotted some beautiful borlotti bean flowers, I am not sure if I will have any beans though, the seeds were old and the plants are not performing as they should. At least they will improve the soil.


I have a lot of sunflowers to keep the bees, and the birds, and even the squirrels happy.



Hubby’s chillies are looking very good, we will have enough for the whole year and then some.



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4 Responses to “Garden in late August”

  1. Beth 25 August, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I have squash envy as we didn’t grow any this year and I am missing the excitement of seeing how big they grow. I also have lots of green tomatoes, lucky the weather is holding, I do hope they have time to go red. Beth :)

  2. The Sneaky Magpie 29 August, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Beth, I actually gave some plants away and they performed way better than mine so I have jealousy too. And last year I finished the ripening tomato process in a dark cupboard, worked a treat!

  3. Anna B 29 August, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Your pumpkins look great!! So do the chilies, mine aren’t doing much this year but my pumpkins are growing nicely and winter squash is springing up everywhere! I think I went a bit over the top with my seed sowing this year!

  4. The Sneaky Magpie 1 September, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Anna, thank you! I think I did too, ha ha. But I love the big shapes.

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