I have always said that given the choice between unrelenting heat and sun or rain I will take the unrelenting heat and sun because I can always buy water. And that's where we are today. It hasn't rained in a few weeks. It has been 90 or close to it for days on end. We have the AC on in the house. There is no dew to speak of and I am watering most of the vegetables every morning. And so, I have run my 500 gallon rainwater tank dry. This means today was water tank maintenance day. My husband has to get into the tank, scrape the sides and rinse out the sludge. We have to take the opportunity to do this every time it runs down. We didn't do that last year because I never got below half a tank. The last time it was done was Solstice 2020. We also replaced the leaky hose from the sump pump to the outlet so I should have a lot better water pressure. Then we filled it up from the house spigot which will be reflected in this month's water bill. But that doesn't happen very often and at least I have that option.
|Reseeded June 17th|
|The pole beans are looking very good and reaching for the trellis. |
Bush beans in the other bed are sprouting but sluggish
|I have three heads of broccoli just about big enough to harvest |
and the cabbage heads are large and firm. It isn't as much fun taking pictures if you have to uncover Tent City and these hoops are the hardest to deal with. So I get a little lazy.
|Sweet Potatoes and Carrots|
|Now to get rid of the rest of this muck mess|