Well...we asked for it.
Tuesday, 19 Jul 11 38°C / 101°F
I don’t think the request was for 90+ degrees but we wanted summer. By gosh we got it!
Watered most of the evening yesterday. Cucumbers were looking particularly droopy even though I’ve been trying to be diligent at giving them a drink every day. Our 100 degree days just haven’t been kind to them. This morning everybody looked like they had breathed a collective “ahhhh”. I picked three cucumbers, three squash and four more yellow pear tomatoes. All the melons have set fruit and I’m waiting on only one more tomato plant to start tomatoes. I picked one ripe tomato off of a Celebrity but it had blossom end rot :P I’ve harvested a bit of okra though not enough to make pickles yet. I’m sure they will pick up production soon.
The yellow onion sets have been weeded out completely and they look much happier. Now I just have about 1/4 of the garden to clear, then lay down newspaper and finally mulch with grass clippings. The clippings along won’t stop the bindweed from poking through. The newspaper method has worked great on my peppers though. It’s hard to get motivated to do anything with a heat index of 122 besides pulling a few weeds here and there and checking progress. I still need to clear out the two pea rows which will give the banana melons more stretch room
The sunflowers are looking lovely :)
And I found waaaay too many potato bugs…
1- cracked from drought
2- sunflower with a happy bee
3-5 – potato bugs at various stages
Think it’s time for another video ;)