Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Good broiling Tuesday. Gardens.
Hello, All. Not much to report. With the heat I try to get what I can done very early in the morning. Since we have our monthly Senior Circle breakfast so I watered while the coffee brewed. The most important thing this morning was to take the strawberries off the fence and look under the cheesecloth covers and water them. I got three ripe strawberries which we ate right away. It is amazing how much even a single home grown strawberry brightens our day. I was surprised to find that the plants on the east fence were dry while those on the west fence were still moist. I had watered all of them at the same time. The covers seem to be doing the job--no bug eaten fruit or leaves. I am not going to harvest any herbs today because the temperatures will be on their way to blistering by the time we get back. I only got the grapefruit mint done yesterday. What I cut entirely filled my dehydrator. I saw some blossoms opening on the beans--finally. As I said before everything seems so slow this year.