Friday, June 26, 2009

The Heat Breaks...

An hour after I tried to mow the lawn (5 pm) the temp had dropped 10 deg. And soon was in the low 70s before dusk for the first time all week. Note to self - wait another hour next time before mowing.

I was thus able to plant and weed some this afternoon. I pulled out the pansies from the cauldron, and planted it with annual geraniums - though this year a couple of red ivy geraniums. Most of the plants I overwintered inside are still alive, but haven't reflowered yet. Note - need to tag them with bloom color this fall.

I tried to put together the boards I got to hold in the mounded soil around the potatoes - but I need longer screws. I did get more lettuce harvested, that's 5 colanders full so far this year. I have been able to get a few pea pods from the garden - but really only enough to grab a couple for each person. But at least that's some.

The swiss chard I planted where the spinach fizzled is coming up - I almost cultivated them under - it's been so long I had given up. Next week is supposed to be a lot cooler - so I'm hoping to get caught up then.

3 comments:

Sue said...

When it gets as hot as it is here, the lettuce season is over. I am always sad about that. Isn't it a fun crop to grow?

AnnF said...

It's funny how much room it takes. I ran out of garden before I ran out of seeds/plants this year. :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Glad to hear the heat broke and you were able to get some work done. We've had cooler than normal weather so some heat where I live would be a welcome change. -Jackie