I have high hopes for July and am thinking rain. I’d do a rain dance if I knew one. Our ditch water was turned off last week for the second time and I have a feeling that this time it is permanent. There just isn’t much water in the system. I’m using ‘city water’ to try to keep my garden alive.
I dug some of my garlic because the tops died back. They are
rather pathetic little clumps, but certainly eatable. I got only one picking of spinach. It bolted in this oppressive heat. I figure that at least I paid for the seeds and garden-fresh spinach is priceless.
I had a picking of strawberries and quite a few more raspberries than last year. I was surprised to find snow peas still blooming and producing. Generally they don’t like the hot days. I guess the cool nights we’ve still be having have saved them. I’ve been just eating them for a snack.
There will be no apples this year, the frost saw to that. I will miss them and now that I’m addicted to eating cooked apples every morning, will have to buy a bushel or so when they are available. It won’t be the same, but we do have to adjust to our environment.
My tomato and pepper plants are hanging in there. They seem small but I’m seeing blossoms, so I’m hopeful about that.
Kale is my new surprise vegetable. It’s easy to grow – it’s pretty and tastes wonderful raw. I read that you can cook it, but so far, I’m too busy enjoying it in my salad.
The carrots are finally looking good. I think I planted them too deep – again.
A big problem right now is the weeds. I’ve had very little time for weeding, but need to get on it.
Why can’t the days just slow down for a bit, so that I can get caught up on all the things that I’m trying to do?