Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our August Garden and A Link-Up Party

It's garden link-up time again!
We were out of town for half of July and a good part of early August, and sadly, our garden has suffered for it. Our pet sitter was watering our garden for us, but no one cares for a garden the way that you care for your own garden, and we came home to find many of our plants looking sad and in need of love.
So, I am slowly trying to nurse our yard back to bliss, but it is taking time.
Fortunately, we are still enjoying some food from our garden: tomatoes (we have 3 kinds of heirlooms plus roma and cherry), green onions, beets, basil, zucchini, blackberries, hot peppers and pickling cucumbers. We are eagerly awaiting grapes, acorn squash, delicata squash, and corn. Plus, we have some amazing sunflowers and other blooms to enjoy!

What is planted in your August garden? Please share some pictures (of a blog post, flickr, etc.) and link up below! Can't wait to see your gardens!

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  1. Everything looks so wonderful! Believe it or not a good portion of our garden has been put to bed. The beans, cucumbers and beets have all been picked and canned. Zucchini has been eaten and frozen. The onions and garlic have been dug up and the potatoes will be this weekend. The tomatoes are ripening daily, but not enough to start canning, soon I hope. The squash was hit with powdery mildew, there are a few hanging on, but I am not holding up much hope. I did plant a fall garden, just a small one with beets, kale, chard, arugula and mesclun...but the dog dug up a little bit of if yesterday :(

  2. It doesn't look neglected, it looks wonderful.

  3. I have to say now living in Denver we really miss the beautiful produce out of California! We are going to try and plant our own garden next spring!!! Will see if we can keep anything alive...

  4. thanks for the comment on my blog! :) your garden looks lovely too. we have had a terrible year for squash and zucchini...i'm hoping we get at least one to make my fav summer dish, ratatouille! (no idea if the spelling is right, ha!) the kids are most excited for the watermelon, we have nine!