It surely doesn’t feel like Fall around here. How about at your house? Don’t say yes or I may move in with you! Accuweather gives me hope! We have about a week of temps in the upper 90’s and then about a week of temps in the 100+ range and by August 22, it looks like our temps will begin falling to more tolerable summer levels, hovering around the mid-90’s. It’s amazing how different the temps feel when it goes from the mid-90’s to the 105º range.
I had been holding out hope that we would get some rain and my squash would spring back to life. It wasn’t dead but it wasn’t producing but without rain, it was looking like it was down for the count so Vince pulled it all out this weekend.
Then he tilled it all up. Towards the end of August, I’ll plant lettuce, beets, brussels sprouts, carrots and cauliflower in there.
You can see the sprinklers going in the background. The ground here is so hard that we have to wet it down before he can till it up.
All that grassy area is part of the newly expanded garden and needs to be tilled up several times to hopefully convince the weeds they are no longer welcome there.
This is an area that has never been tilled before and there were a few pretty big rocks in there so he switched back to the old tiller. My job today was supposed to be picking up rocks out of that area. I actually didn’t find very many . . I think Vince picked them up as he was tilling.
We are so lucky to have such good garden soil here. Most of this area is terribly rocky and horrible soil. We didn’t even have a good garden spot on our list when we were looking . . yes, we are so lucky!
Currently, we still have quite a few tomatoes, peppers, onions, okra, asparagus and soon we’ll begin digging sweet potatoes. A friend had sent me cucumber seeds that he assured me would grow . . I have terrible luck with cucumbers, so I hope to have a late cucumber crop. I’m ready for cooler weather and I’m ready for some different plants in the garden.