This week has had both high points and low points. One of the lowest points has been the super high temperatures! If it wasn't so hot, I might be tempted to see about putting some of that wasted space to use for the fall garden, but with my vampire gardening, I'm limiting myself to the most essential tasks of watering, weeding, and harvesting as needed.
|I haven't bothered harvesting things that just need cleaned out for the fall planting, since I'm sure seedlings would cook in these 90+ degree temperatures, so I'll wait until it is closer to when I want to plant to harvest. I have broccoli, cabbage, and rutabaga started in seedling cups that I'm bringing into the house for the heat of the day so I don't get too far behind though.|
|No matter how much I water, some of my tomato plants refuse to be happy! I'm watering pretty much daily, but these poor plants just can't seem to get enough. Maybe I need to be watering these guys twice a day!|
|Fortunately, not all the zucchini are afflicted with the problems I mentioned yesterday. Right now, there are two out there that I could harvest, but haven't since I would want to bake them into muffins or make some zucchini casserole with them, both of which would require turning on the oven. So I let them keep growing out there. Both of those recipes work great with oversized zucchini, so I'm not worried about them getting too big.|
|I've noticed a few watermelons in a couple different places in the yard. Here is the biggest so far, right out in the front of the house, but it is still pretty tiny, about the size of a baseball. Soon...|
|I had been all excited about my blue jade corn tassling and ears starting to form, but.....|