|Heat / drought stressed garden - June 2011|
What a spring 2011 has delivered! As I write this at 4PM, it is 103° and it is not even summer yet. OH MY, indeed.
With sufficient watering (don't ask about the water bill), the garden is still alive. Production has slowed but, remarkably, some of the heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple and Homestead) are still blooming and setting new fruit even in 100°+ days.
|Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis)|
The anoles have not abandoned the garden and help keep the bugs down, at least the small bugs. I am not sure why this one was still brown as they do change to bright green. Could the heat slow down that mechanism, as well?
- squash (yellow and zucchini)
- an occasional green bean
Enjoying lemon cucumbers and fresh tomatoes. Searching for another recipe for squash and eggplant.
The garden only gets my attention in the mornings before about 10AM. After that hour, the heat has driven me inside to the artificially cool house to work on such productive tasks as writing this blog.
When does fall arrive?