The last week of 100 degree temperatures has stressed some of the garden plants, yet some seem unfazed. I’m watering pretty much every day, and spritzing the plants in the heat of the afternoon. The Lemon Cucumbers look horrible, but there are so many flowers on them, they are covered with bees. Basically, at this point, I’m leaving them in for the bees. The Purple Hull Peas are gorgeous, and seemingly sprang out of nowhere. They will be ready to pick when about half of the pod has turned purple, so very soon.
The one Celebrity plant I left in from Spring, looks like Hell, but true to form, is still setting fruit.
I also have another watermelon. This one is from a different plant than the last, and is a different variety. It’s very cute though.
The peppers, of course, are happy as can be and getting hotter by the day. Heat begets heat, so they are fiery. I’m going to make homemade Siracha (not spelled right) with the Thai Chiles.
The Three Sisters Garden is having mixed results. The corn looks fantastic, but shows signs of stress at the heat of the day. The beans and pumpkins are not doing as well, and I can’t predict their outcome.
The lemons and limes are ready to be picked, I just need to decide what to do with them so none of these precious gems go to waste.
No sign of the potatoes yet, I’m keeping that site slightly damp. I planted them deep and they are slow, so I’m not looking for signs of life for another couple of weeks. Hopefully not until it is cooler.
The tomatoes I put out a couple weeks ago are hanging in and a couple have flowered. I’m pleased with the garden as a whole, but wish this horrible heat would end soon.
Here’s the big garden: