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Post  Scorpio Rising 8/1/2016, 8:39 pm

OK, August is here!  Lull month for much of us as far as planting...but still lots happening!  And we all are in different stages of the game!  

What describes your August?
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Post  Scorpio Rising 8/1/2016, 8:45 pm

My first ever year growing melons!  This here is a Minnesota Midget, in a container on my South Annex, LOL.  I have Blacktail Mountain watermelons, also in the annex, and Sakatas Sweets (musk) in the tomatoe and pepper 4x4.  

I have never tasted a homegrown melon in my life.  Hope this is my first of many! sunny
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Post  countrynaturals 8/1/2016, 11:34 pm

I'm doing better raising butterflies than I am raising veggies, so I'll leave my new avatar alone. Rolling Eyes
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt 8/2/2016, 7:44 am

I like Suz's spin. I 'grew' fireflies this year, and since they are still out and about (and, yet, on the blink!), and they are beetles...:
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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/2/2016, 8:20 am

My avatar fits in with any weather, so I too will leave alone...

Besides, it goes with my cracked sense of humor, lol!
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Post  Scorpio Rising 8/2/2016, 10:08 am

Love it!
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Post  yolos 8/2/2016, 10:12 am

The Avatar is really too small to see this picture but it is a picture of my Lady Cowpeas almost ready to harvest.  Cowpeas in abundance in my late summer garden here just below Hotlanta.
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Post  landarch 8/2/2016, 1:56 pm

I hope rain, cooler temps, and lower humidity...deciding on what plants to rip out to make way for fall crops.  Need to learn a bit more about season extension in case I get a late start on a few things.
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/2/2016, 3:17 pm

Thanks SR, for remembering to start this thread!

Cape Cod in the summer time means LOBSTAH PARTIES!  So I get all my co-workers and neighbors party scraps - lobster shells and bodies, clam shells, veggie leftovers, etc - for my compost pile all month long.  What a Face
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Post  Scorpio Rising 8/2/2016, 7:07 pm

Cowpeas?  Need to educate myself!  Cool plants, yolos!

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Forgot to post an actual picture of the avatar....

How long does that stuff take to assimilate, CC?

Landarch, I get it.  So hot and dry....  Will need to do any germinating inside.  I can barely keep the actual garden alive, let alone think about seeds.....


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Post  countrynaturals 8/5/2016, 2:05 pm

Okay, so I lied! When I visited the compost area this morning, there was a perfect volunteer sunflower. I know I've used a sunflower in the past as an avatar, so this time I just used the center. This one is so perfect, it deserves its 15 minutes of fame.
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/5/2016, 4:09 pm

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How long does that stuff take to assimilate, CC?

The lobster shells and bodies can decompose in 10 - 30 days, depending on how active the pile is.  My newest pile, started last month, makes short work of them.  Last years pile still contained a couple of really thick claws here and there which I'm still picking out of the fall/spring composted beds, along with clam shells of which I'm beginning to wonder if they ever breakdown.
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That sunflower IS perfect, Country!  I like how you used the center as your avatar.

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Post  countrynaturals 8/5/2016, 5:33 pm

Thanks, CC. I'm sure the chickens will appreciate that center in a couple of weeks, too. rofl
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Post  Scorpio Rising 8/5/2016, 6:03 pm

Love it!  Great idea CN!

Interesting, CC,  I would have thought much longer!
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