Coping August Record hEat

“Yours truly” will be completely honest with you: I started the┬ámessage (below this paragraph) early in the summer (appropriate clip art)–with good intentions about publishing in August. However, I became so discouraged with my veggie garden, I skipped a number of weeks preparing these blog messages. Now I confess that I did not “cope” very well with the heat!! Furthermore, I experienced air-conditioner problems and suffered weeks of discouragement and depression!! I documented the temperature on my other blog Three Quarters And Counting.

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Letter C flaming hot
coping

with

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Letter A burning hot
August

(& September)

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Letter R red and gold flame
relentless

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Letter H to go with word heat (2)Letter E flaming hot
heat

& humidity

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Hot weather thermometer

Reporting in, after a long silence !!

Seven weeks without an update to this blog (excluding yesterday’s Labor Day post). Honestly, I didn’t stop “CAREing” but, frankly, I’ve been depressed and discouraged. I had such high hopes for an organic veggie garden. I dreamed of homegrown lettuce from my Garden Tower, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers for my salads. The weather has been miserable in Southeast Texas!! (I’ve documented the temperatures in my blog Three Quarters And Counting.)

Letter C aqua blue, large
coming

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Letter A in bold red
around

after

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Letter R big and bold rust color
ruthless

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Letter E bold color
environment

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Revisit to “Nothing ventured, nothing gained !!”

~~~ New picture at the end. Original post on June 17th, 2016. ~~~

This link to Friday the 13th post about A peek at my tomato garden.

Here’s an item I admirebut can’t afford!! So I work with “stuff” already in my possession.

It is a gamble; will the burlap bag planter survive another season?? Last year, the tomato plant suffered and died!! This year, I have lots of tomato seeds and need several planters. I’m starting this message on March 18th and will take pictures as time passes.

Picture, top left: The planter in 2015.

Burlap planter in 2015Repaired handle

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Caster dolly attached to burlap planterStyrofoam "peanuts" in the bottom

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Adding soil to tomato planterSeeds planted

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Two tiny sproutsTomato plant in burlap planter

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Displaying growth on May 22Lots of blooms

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Above: Look how much it grew in nine days. Furthermore, consider the growth in just two months.

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Wilted tomato plant June 17th: The thermometer registered ninety-seven degrees when I took this picture. However, the “feels like” temperature is a minimum of ten degrees higher!! Fingers crossedThe plant is wilted and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will survive. ~~ Exactly┬áthree months since I planted the seeds.

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Despite the heat, plant is doing wellTomato plant in early September<<< July 5th: It’s looking good–despite the blistering heat!! Sept. 5th: This… has fought a good fight and won the battle. The best choice (imho) for my area. >>>