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August Garden

The garden is doing really well.  Too well actually.  The tomatoes grew so large and so heavy that the cages started to topple over.  Of course, this is one of the problems with planting in raised beds – the dirt isn’t solid enough for the cages to properly grip.  So I had to put tent stakes into the ground and attach the stakes to the cages with yarn.  It’s not the most elegant of solutions, but the plastic cages became so warped that I couldn’t simply pound them into the ground harder.

Even though they’re toppling over, I’m getting a lot of tomatoes from the tomato plants.  Usually at least three large tomatoes and at least four small tomatoes per day.  Please forgive the artiness of the next picture, I’ve been playing around with Photoshop and HDR software.

The sunflowers are also doing quite well.  The plants are now taller than me and the flowers are ready to open at any time.

The birds are going to be so excited when the flowers open.

We’ll also have peppers very shortly and this morning I discovered that cucumbers are forming!

2 Responses to “August Garden”

  1. Pamela says:

    Hey, I’m growing sunflowers, too! Do you know how to “harvest” the seeds? I was hoping to get some for Harley.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I think you can pull the seeds out of the head when they start to get loose. If the outdoor birds don’t get to the sunflower seeds first, that is.