On the up side, I spent a good deal of time in the yard before it got hot. Here are the tipsy pots pictures for July (compare with planting day):
Last evening, as I was carrying jugs of water out to water the potted plants around the yard, the couple on the other side of the vacant lots next to me, slowed down to introduce themselves and talk a moment. She asked where I bought my tipsy pot set-up, and I told her about the tutorial and how to find it. According to her, someone at the Garden Jubilee was selling kits to make these for $20.00. I guess that's an okay price--when you add the rebar with the price of the pots, unless you already have all the pots you need. Then you still have to add the plants and soil. At any rate, that makes 3 neighbors so far who've asked how to make these. Our neighborhood is getting tipsy.
I managed to plant 7 more half-grown sunflowers this morning, too. Something is eating the leaves on a couple of the established plants and I haven't been able to catch whatever it is, even though I'm checking early in the morning, during the day, and just before it gets dark.
Guess I'll have to get out there with a flashlight late some night and hope nobody reports a possible intruder to the police.
The tomatoes are thriving in their new spot. Most folks are beginning to harvest theirs, so we're running behind, but at least they aren't dead!