We just got past a three day stretch of 90+ weather. Sunday: 94* Monday: 92* Tuesday: 94* again. With all of the gravel in and around the garden the temperatures reached 110 a few times. (That's 43*C for those of you on the metric system) I watered well Monday morning and kept checking throughout the day for the few transplants that needed rescue. I did a lot of my checking from the shade of the maple tree, and yes, we did finally turn the air on in the house because it was also too hot to sleep. Today we are getting a much needed rain and relief from the heat and humidity.
|Photo taken 10 minutes to Noon yesteday|
while the humidity was still low
|The herb garden is beginning to show some nice color|
|The Dahlias and Zinnias are beginning to bloom earlier than expected|
|Some of the potatoes are producing berries which is rare|
|Grow Bag Potatoes|
|Later Sweet Corn (Honey and Pearl)|
|Fordhook Lima Beans|
|The Lima Beanss are really doing the climby thing |
and seem pleased with their set-up
|First and Second planting of peas.|
There are still some pods on these and by this weekend they will be pulled out.
I have pickling cucumbers just now germinating to replace them.
|Early Sweet Corn beginning to show tassels|
|Third planting of peas producing a respectable harvest|
When these are done I will plant Buckwheat
|Cauliflowers bursting their seam|
|I have harvested one Cabbage and two Broccoli this weekend|
|Late planting of peas beginning to produce beautifully.|
This bed of peas I will leave in to see if they continue to produce
|Pole Beans and Nasturtium|
|Bush Beans and Alyssum|
|Lettuce, Cucumbers and Summer Squash.|
The lettuce exploded into monsters. One variety is bolting.
I've cut one whole gorgeous plant out of there and need to stash a few more.
|The two cucumber plants nearest the summer squash are taking a beating|
from the cucumber beetles but the rest are OK and growing.
|Baby Cue Ball summer squash|
|Little tomatoes on the Carbon plant|
|Mahon Yam sweet potatoes taking hold and growing|
|Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe|
|As soon as things dry up a little I am going to dig |
some new potatoes from the short row of Satina
to make Salt Potatoes.