Garden Gab, Week 17~ Baby it’s hot outside

Have I mentioned that it’s really hot here?

Like over 100 degrees F here. Like it was 106 or 108 F here on Friday. Like it’s been 100 deg F or higher for 13 or 14 days straight. Like, it’s pretty fracking hot. Like, I’m obviously channeling a Valley Girl from the 1980’s because I am seriously over using the word Like. Okay, I’m banning the word Like for the rest of this post.

Totally, for sure!

Ugh…My plants are suffering. Friday, when my a/c stopped cooling, my whole family was suffering. Lucky for us, my hubby is super handy and he figured out the problem and got the a/c fixed before it got too hot.

I’m having a hard time keeping the garden hydrated. Twice a day watering isn’t cutting it. You’ll see from my pictures that some of the bean plants just plain gave up (due to the heat).

How is your (hopefully cooler) garden doing?



  1. Well, at least one of my blogging friends is dealing with 100 plus weather, not that it makes me happy. I think my squash did take hold, but I just planted hot peppers when I realized the ones I planted earlier were mislabeled. Those won’t make it. Hope you get some relief soon! Can’t wait to see how the purple hulls turn out.

    • It’s yucky. The heat, I mean. I’ll keep you updated on the purple hulls. πŸ™‚ I’ve got some bare spots in the garden, but I’m not sure anything could sprout in this heat.
      Good luck with your sproutlings, Greg.

  2. And I thought it was hot in Florida! Yikes! I feel for you. My garden is pretty much done for now, except for the Japanese Eggplants and peppers. I’ll replant in August but until then, I’ll have to get my veggies from the farmers market. Make sure you don’t water during the heat of the day. Only early morning or late in the day or early evening. Hopefully, it will get cooler for you soon!

    • Thanks Kate! I’m making sure I water early and late…so the plants don’t sun burn. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for the cool thoughts. We need them.

  3. Hello, I’m new to your blog and happy to know a fellow Texan. I’m in New England now but my family are still in Texas. I am so sympathetic with everyone having to deal with the heat along with the drought situation.

    • Hello Karen! Thanks for dropping by and commenting. πŸ™‚ we’re passing heat records that were set in the 1980’s. It’s crazy.

  4. Janice

    Yeah, my watermelon plant got too thirsty. Hopefully I can revive it. Some of my other plants are doing ok, but definitely need more water.

    • It rained here for about 30 min on Saturday night. Did you get the rain too Janice? We sure need more rain.

  5. WeΒ΄re only at a cool 98 degrees, so I feel for you! ItΒ΄s looking good though, hope you manage to keep everything watered and happy.

    • 98’s pretty close to 100. Thankfully we got about 30 min of rain Saturday evening. It won’t help much, but it sure was nice to see.

  6. Ouch! And I thought Chicago was hot! Your garden looks great despite the heat. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ve added yours to my Google Reader and look forward to reading your future posts.

    • πŸ™‚ seems to be hot everywhere. πŸ™‚ when’s winter back?
      Thanks for the comments. I’ve added your blog as well. Have a great night!

  7. when we have heat waves here I despair at watering and leave the drip system on low in the hope the herbs do not suffer! Hope today is cooler πŸ™‚

    • That’s a great idea Tandy! πŸ™‚

  8. jay

    hy dear,
    chanced upon yur space while blog hopping..
    lovely space you have here with excellent posts..
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Jay! I’m very glad to meet you. I’ll pop by your blog once I’m on a proper computer (later today) blog reading on my iPhone isn’t easy.

  9. I understand. We’re in Dallas too and just {thankfully} got a new a/c! No garden to speak of this year, but maybe next.

    • Yay for a new A/C! I’m wishing us rain or an early winter. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. πŸ™‚

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