Maybe a fools fall? This drought has effected all the trees and the stress to them is starting to show. As much yellow and orange are showing as there is green. The other night we were eating supper outside and heard this rustling sound. Both of us looked over to the wooded area to see what critter would be coming through the under brush but, what soon realized we had heard was falling leaves…. so dry they were making a crackling sound as they fell and brushed against each other. In my mind ( and maybe out loud) I was shouting NO NO NO! Not yet! I’m not ready.
I’ve 3 peppers and 3 cherry tomato’s harvested from the garden so far! The garden went in a month (at least) later than normal and compounded by the heat its just hanging on and starting to show. We’ve been watering with the hose but this weekends rain has really made a difference.
The melons just are starting to develop. In the past we’ve eaten one for 4th of July and been eating canalope daily by now.
I’m hoping for a bumper crop, I want to make watermelon jelly and try my hand at pickling the rinds
This melon is 6 inches & was the same size as the one starting in the photo above 3 days ago. A good soaking rain is wonderful!
Mulching tomato’s and peppers, not as many planted this year
Larry mowed yesterday for the first time in 4 weeks. It was so dry he hadn’t needed to but, yesterdays mowing gave me more grass trimmings to mulch in the garden pathways
Combined with the cardboard or news paper under the grass It’s saved hours of additional weeding.
My 4 lonely beets. This was a row of carrots & beets. No carrots germinated and only 4 beets in a 20 foot row. It was my first time planting beets so I was kinda bummed by the showing. They are about 1/2 above the soil line so I think they are ready to harvest. I need to check on that. When we were in Poland we were served some wonderful cold beet dishes and I’m trying to find the recipes.
So how is your garden growing?