If you live in the continental U.S. (and not on the left or right coasts), I have two words for you, “Don’t despair.”
I know, it’s hot and not going to cool down anytime soon, but if we just hang in there for a month and a half, our world will be seasonable again. I hope.
Hey, you there, on the greenhouse roof, don’t jump! Everything will look brighter, ‘er cooler in a week or so. In fact, next week is supposed to be in the low 90s.
Mid-September, all this heat will be past, and we’ll celebrate a second spring.
Until then, just water the containers at least once a day, and perhaps move them (except for sedums and agave type plants) in a bit of shade. Keep the garden and grass watered too, and we’ll meet back here later. I water at night right now to help with evaporation.
I’ve lost interest in the vegetable garden. However, this morning, I did harvest some okra, one cucumber, three tomatoes, a host of cherry tomatoes, peppers, basil and several eggplant. I still have an itty bitty watermelon. I did fertilize the whole mess in hopes of growing the watermelon to a decent size and maybe a cantaloupe or two.
If you stop by, you’ll find me curled up in an easy chair with a paperback novel. I’m tired of summer. Bring on fall with its brilliant colors and cooler temps. I’m ready. How about you?