Early August Garden

A brief photo-spread of the garden progress:

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Parsley, beets

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L to R: Basil, Marigold, Beets, Radishes, Chard
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Giant Sunflowers. The ants are in love. 
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Very sad heirloom tomatoes and tumbling tom tomatoes. The t-toms are producing some delicious baby tomatoes. The heirloom is producing sparse, soggy tomatoes. Not sure why they are so upset. I don’t think they like the plastic planter. 

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A sad roma tomato plant, and two even sadder pepper plants – jalapeño and orange pepper. They were invaded by yellow aphids. More on the solution for this in another post.  

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These tomato plants are at the back of the garden plot. I planted them here as more of a funeral, as the seedlings I sprouted were nearly dead, only 2 inches tall in June. They are absolutely thriving here, so much so that I had to cage them all! At least these tomatoes are happy. 

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My Calendula is absolutely thriving. I can barely keep up with trimming the heads for drying. More about uses for, and drying calendula in another post. 

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My very sad, neglected marigolds. When I’m away for work (4 days at a time, weekly), my husband always forgets to water these guys. The irony of this is, they sit right on top of the rain barrel. 

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