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.

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

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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.

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

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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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