Well it's been a summer hasn't it? We here in VA. have had horrendous temps and my garden is all but fried.
I HAD MAYBE TREE cukes... one of my wild fur children ate them.. I had ONE Cantalope.. gone too.
Usually by this time of year I am drowning in Cukes, melons, peppers and maters.... the maters are the size of peach pits.
WHat HAS done well are my Sun Flowers and flowers.....
As you all know.. I Am NOT a cold weather person.. however.. after this summer... I could be conveted!
Poor garden, and pood Deb trying to coax it to grow!
Maybe next year ...
Maybe next year.... :-) Maybe I can still try an dpray over it to coax a tomato or two but it's not looking promising.
Just have to make do with what we get! :)
I'm just having my first good year gardening here, my fifth year trying, all that praying and trying, never giving up, has finally begun paying off! :D
Keep praying Deb, even if you can't see the results, it makes a difference! :)
YOU are such a good and dear friend Larry
We got a REALLY good rain tonight! Maybe that will help!
We got rain, just a bit, but every day for about 4 days I think, it's been stopped for several days now, but I have quite a bit on todays forecast! :)
I'll be praying for your garden Deb!
If anyone deserves luck you do Debs. The care you give our feathered, fur friends is fantastic. I admire you for your tenacity and next year will be better.
I have a friend who lives in Russia, I had a card from him and he tells me his potatoes actually boiled in the ground it was so hot, in excess of 40C. that is hot. He reckons all his garden crops got just burnt up but all he spoke of was the birds he sees every day, never a word of complaint. That's cause he is a gardener, some years good, some years not quite so good. Keep your pecker up Debs.
My sentiments exactly! :)
I love you guys! I guess the furry ones needed to eat more then me... that's ok. I love them and will never ever hurt them. They are ornery but they are hungry.. even though I feefd them every day... so be it.
YOu all give me the momentum to keep trying!
I cannot imagin epotatoes boiling in the ground!!! THis has not been a good year with the temps!!
Any guesses as to what the winter will eb like?
TOFA's forecast from the 2010 edition for my region for Sept. is cooler than normal, and Oct. is warmer than normal, not much way to tell from that, and another weather forecasting site I get E-mails from with seasonal forecasts says there is noway to tell yet what winter will be like, and wanted feedback on natures signs of coming weather!
But I'm thinking I'll either get a really mild weathered winter, or a really wild one! (maybe some of both)
I expected that this year, even though I got the local grasshoppers under control last year, and had a good plan for keeping up with them this year, that since the forecast for the grasshoppers was so pessimistic I'd get swarms of them blotting out the sun coming to take the place of the ones I'd ridden my place and neighbors' places of.
But hasn't happened yet, they haven't been to bad yet! :)
And now the Sandhill Cranes are out in the hayfield every morning I've been up early enough to see them!,,,Eating lots of grasshoppers I imagine! :D