If you have a buy nothing, or freecycle, or next door neighbor network, post on it that you are looking for large cardboard. Around here, electric bikes are getting more common. Those RAD bike boxes are tough and big. Stores and food banks can also be a good source of cardboard boxes.
Very nice. It's cool seeing those trellises fill out. And we have the same purple zinnias. I grew a lot of them because my wife loves cut flowers.
Do you grow any melons or cantaloupe? I have never tasted a store-bought cantaloupe that came close to what a good homegrown one tastes like. The flavor is much more intense.
My tomato plant going crazy had to tie it up more and feed it some--has about 18 different sizes of tomato's and the squirrel is watching and i am watching him...Plant still alive and when do these tomato's turn red for they are all green now..clancey
Hetwave, but not nearly as bad as the one in late June. This one is getting modified by an incursion of wildfire smoke from Britich Columbia and eastern WA. That kept the sun tolerable. We reached around 85º instead of 95º.@begreen, are you having another heat wave?
It’s hot down here in Texas but still below average for this time of year. I just read an article that stated that the rain this summer in our area has exceeded what we received all of last year. I think that’s why my garden has done well. It has been dry since the last major storm at the beginning of the month, though.
Our cucumbers have finally petered out after having an amazingly long and productive harvest. I might pull the vines today if I’m not too hot after doing other necessary work. I’ve planted a couple of new ones for harvest later in the season. Last week I removed pumpkin and butternut squash vines, and I also pruned back some tomato vines to encourage suckers for fresh growth. I’m still harvesting lots of cherry tomatoes and a few smaller slicers. I have new squash planted in one of our new raised beds. The other three new beds are full of cowpeas and Sunnhemp. The cowpeas in particular seem to be thriving.
Hetwave, but not nearly as bad as the one in late June. This one is getting modified by an incursion of wildfire smoke from Britich Columbia and eastern WA. That kept the sun tolerable. We reached around 85º instead of 95º.
I am envious of your second plantings. Ours consists of things that will survive the cool fall weather, so cabbage, broccoli, spinach, carrots, lettuce and beets.