Earlier this year I was amazed at how fast my plants were growing thanks to how warm it was so early in the year. I had plants coming up and flowers blooming in March that I normally don’t see until April or May. Now .. it’s July and I’m wishing for cooler weather!
My poor garden is so thirsty in this heat and I injured one of my hands a month ago making it all that much harder to take care of everything let alone get the watering done regularly. It would be nice to have a week of much cooler weather.
Over all my garden seems to be surviving the heat and my semi neglect although it would be nice if it would at least rain a little bit. Please? The roses have bloomed a few times and oh how I love their beautiful scent!
My fruit and vegetables haven’t been growing quite as fast as they normally do. I think that’s in part because the ones that I had to plant I planted a little later than I normally do, and also the heat and lack of rain or lack of my watering them enough is a factor. However … they are growing.
My raspberries are starting to produce berries and I had some strawberries this year although fewer than normal. The tomatoes have plenty of green tomatoes on the vine and I’m anxiously awaiting the first ripe tomato. I love nothing more than freshly picked tomatoes. Yum! I also have a few types of lettuce, snap peas, beans and cucumbers growing in my garden. I spotted a few small cucumbers the other day so I think I’ll be having a nice cucumber and tomato salad very soon.
Do you live in an area that’s been hotter than normal this summer? How is your garden holding up in the heat? For that matter how are you holding up – are you keeping cool?