2012 Late July Garden Status
Since I started blogging, I’ve not kept up with the garden journal so this post mainly serves as a record. This summer has been unusually hot and dry. We are bound to set several records in terms of days above 90F and 100F. This has necessitated frequent waterings, and sadly most of that comes from the hose pipe because there simply has not been enough rain to fill the barrels.
The long term damage from the storm to the vegetable garden has been negligable. After some initial tattiness – it has rebounded with vigor. Here is what I saw this morning.
These tomatoes were orginally squashed pretty much by the storm. However in recent weeks they have rebounded sending up strong vines. There are three here, a Sweet 100, Old German, and a yellow “Jubilee.” There are beans next to them growing up the netting. That foliage is starting to look a bit peaked – perhaps a form of mosiac?
Inspired by Mark, I planted some purple beans, Trionfo Violetto. they have grown to the top of the 8′ trellis and are blooming and there are some small pods.
I did leave out the carrots and potatoes as that’s a different post.
How does your garden grow?
Until next time, Keep Digging and Eat Well!