Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Few Hot Days in the Garden

A few hot days in the garden normally would result in some
great progress; however, with the weather being so fickle this
season, the vegetables just don't know what to do.  The 
tomato was growing well during the rains but not turning red.
Then when the rains stopped, the temps jumped to 100
which was equally as bad.  I have dead leaves and only a couple
of ripe tomatoes.  Hopefully they will turn before the entire plant dies.

The tomato tower is great but bugs found the horseradish.
That might be OK since I'm after the root.  I would have thought
the leaves would be bitter or hot and not too attractive to bugs.

A few green peppers have developed, they are
supposed to turn red so not picking them yet.

The square foot garden up at my in-laws's house is doing much 
better but it also has better exposure and ground.  We did not
plant up there this year but maybe we should have.
Lots of beans, tomatoes, peppers, etc.

I'll plant a fall crop, in fact I am going through my seeds now.
My leg and foot are still bothering me so I"ll keep it to a minimum.
I'll see what the Doc says next week, maybe it is just horrible
arthritis with the huge amount of continual rains we have had.


Sunnybrook Farm said...

Still just green tomatoes here and peppers don't seem to want to grow. Getting a few squash and pickling cucumbers now along with green beans. You guys had a lot more rain than we did but our ground is wet just the same. Trying to cut some firewood but it is really too hot to do much of anything for very long but it is getting done. It hasn't been too long since you messed up your leg, give it some more time.

Harry Flashman said...

A lot of people are having trouble with their gardens this year due to the fluctuating weather. It was brutally hot here this afternoon, then the cold front from up North passed over and we had a thunderstorm. It's cool outside right now.

Manny said...

Tomatoes don't like that high a temperature. But your garden looks great! It's been very hot the last couple of days, but overall it's been a cool summer.