Like many other places, the heat got so bad here in July and early August that nothing much produced and the things that could have produced, died off to one bug or another. For some reason, things are growing again. Even though the days are still brutally hot with highs in the lower to mid 90's, the lows must have gotten back to where the eggplant and jalapenos feel they can flower again which is nice.
The newly planted peas, pole beans and cucumbers are ready to start climbing so I hooked up the trellis this morning. The cucumbers didn't germinate as I would have liked, but it's so hard to grow cucumbers in the fall here anyway because of the worms that it may be good not to have so many to search over for eggs.
I took out the remaining cucumbers on the side that never produced and the last yellow pear tomato which was looking rather sad. We've had three days of rain and every tomato was cracked, so out it came. I planted some bush beans in their stead. The place gets a good amount of sun, so I'm hopeful they'll mature before the first frost. My beans in the corner yard always seem so woppy and not nice and straight like others'. I'm wondering if they just need more sun.
The sweet potatoes are protesting against the haircut they got earlier this week and have grown twice as many shoots, twice as fast to compensate. It's nice to see them be so vigorous. I'm itching to get in there and dig some up!! I may be so impatient as to dig one pot and half the SFG out in September and leave the other until October....decisions, decisions.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago