It should be noted that while all the creatures with blood and skin suffered and sweltered last week, those with chlorophyll leapt up and rejoiced…
The cucumber vines outgrew their bed, and began to bloom like there was no tomorrow…
We’ve picked 4 cukes already!
Green beans are passing the ‘enough for a meal’ stage and going directly to ‘Holy Cow! Where did these all come from?’
The zucchini planted between them have a few little squash on them, ready to pick today!
The watermelons – the ones that were too small to see in my last garden update. I’m amazed at how small the blossoms are, to produce such large fruit!
Angel’s cherry tomatoes enjoyed the heat the most…there are enough now that even I get to eat a few!
Now it’s time for the big tomatoes to start putting on some color!
The heatwave broke Sunday morning with a loud CRASH of thunder and a tremendous downpour, making for much easier living. Last week’s stagnant, humid air may still come back to bite us – prime weather for blight and mildew – but we’re on our toes for signs on the tomatoes and squash. The lettuces didn’t like it too much – they bolted rather quickly, and will have to come out and be replanted now…It’s also time to sow the seeds for the fall veggies, another round of beets and carrots, and some kale…
And, one last thing:
The first of Angel’s zinnias opened!