Garden Gab Week 20…Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
The weather here is HOT, that’s not a shocker or a secret.
Today is the 35th day in a row that the temperature is expected to hit 100 deg F or higher. Today is expected to be 107 deg F. In fact my entire 7 day outlook is 100 deg F or higher. Meh.
The heat is a melt-y kind of heat, it’s not easy to be outside for very long.
My sister-in-love and her sons baked cookies and melted crayons in their car. Fun right? They used the windshield to magnify the sun. They also tried frying an egg on the sidewalk.
The yards are really suffering. Most of the yards in my neighborhood are partly crispy and dying , we just can not keep them watered well enough to help them survive. The ground is cracking, my fence posts are wobbly (which is quite distressing), my yard is green only in stripes. I am focusing my watering efforts around my home’s foundation, my driveway, and of course my garden areas.
My neighbor’s driveway cracked in half! I kid you not!
Isn’t that shocking? I can tell you, it’s been a topic on much conversation in my neighborhood. Many people have begun to water not only their foundations, but now…also their driveways. I was already watering my driveway (whew!), but I have stepped it up.
You know what else is a shocker, the funky bell peppers have turned lovely shades of yellow and red.
Guess what folks, they’re hot!
Like supa-dupa spicy hot, like oh heck “where’s my drink?!” hot. Hot.
My neighbors, family and friends who like hot peppers are in luck this summer…I’m going to be spreading these hot beauties around. I canned the first batch and gave them to my neighbor over the weekend.
The okra is still loving the heat. Here are a few pictures of the okra flowers, they’re so pretty.
My royal purple beans are starting to bloom…YAY!
My late season squash seedlings are doing very well. They are surviving the heat much better than I expected.
Strawberrytopia is still in expansion mode, the heat is really not halting their progress.
The mint is still holding it’s own.
I forgot to take a picture of the carrots, but they are still doing well. They’re still small, but they’re hanging on.
How is your garden doing?
See you Monday!
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