The garden seems to be handling the heat much better than the gardener. Then again the garden is probably more intelligent than the gardener!
Yesterday was the hottest day so far this year. The temperature was going to be in the triple digits. What does the gardener decide to do, but divide his 4 foot wide clump of 'Immortality' iris. Not one of my brightest moves. I did get most of the clump removed and replanted some of the divisions temporally until I can give them away. I can now get to the front of the potager. Now that the first step has been taken in clearing the area, the task does not seem as daunting.
Like Granny, I've been over watering too. Since my growing area is small I can give it a good watering daily and survive the heat. The pole beans and tomatoes seem to be getting taller each time I go out to the garden. The peppers have finally decided to fill out and start blooming and the basil is growing like weeds! I do share Granny's conclusion that over watering results in bland tomatoes. I'm going to try and water mine less often. Not easy to do when everything is planted so closely together.
|Potager basking in the morning sun.|
|The bush bean patch.|
|'Inuk's Wang Kong' runner bean has reached the top of the trellis in one week.|
The 'Reisenstraube' tomatoes have the biggest flower clusters that I have ever seen.
The 'Velour' bush beans are covered in attractive purple flowers.
My best sweet peas are the ones interplanted with the tomatoes!
The 'Silvery Fir Tree' tomato growing in a pot is loaded with fruit.
Pay no attention to the date stamps on the pics. My camera decided it would be great fun to reset the date stamp, and I'm too lazy to reset it...