Garden Gab, week 21….a cool down, a loss and a nursery rhyme
Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row,
And pretty maids all in a row.
That’s how the nursery rhyme goes, however I was disturbed when I looked up the meaning of the rhyme. It’s about Queen Mary, torture and executions.
While torture would accurately describe the weather here in Texas the last month or so, it does not really describe gardening at all does it?
Or maybe it does.
No, No, No…..I love gardening. I love the beautiful green plants. I love planting a seed and watching it grow into a beautiful plant. I love knowing I am growing things that help to feed my family and friends.
Bugs and heat be damned, I love gardening.
My garden is doing well……..
The okra is blooming and blooming. I’ve got tons of little okra-ettes.
The new bean plants are doing very well, green and blooming and lovely.
My mint is surviving the heat.
The carrots are still growing.
I lost my green pepper plant to the extreme heat, but the Hot peppers are doing well.
Strawberrytopia is still expanding. I think the strawberries would be happy to take over the entire raised garden! They don’t produce many strawberries, but they sure do spread quickly.
The squash seedlings are still surviving the heat. I failed to take a picture of them though.
Speaking of heat, it got cooler Thursday. The wind blew. It felt nicer outside.
It smelled like rain.
Best. Smell. Ever.
It did not rain, but it was noticeably cooler. The 102+ degree heat we’ve been experiencing is brutal, so any coolness is exciting to me.
How is your garden growing?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back on Monday!
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