The heat is about to get to all of us in this part of the country.
At this point we have come to the conclusion all gardening should be done in the early hours when the temperature is in the 80's. Afternoons have been producing temps in the 90's and have hit some over the 100 mark.
We are watering the vegetable garden on a regular basis now. Sweet man of this home has a grid set up of soaker hoses - so with just hooking up the leader hose and turning the water on - he is in business with the watering process.
Squash - both yellow and zucchini are going crazy - producing plenty to eat and of course to share. Cucumbers are doing their part too to keep me supplied with fresh cukes to eat.
Okra is blooming and starting to put on some...bad part is those plants are only about 18 to 20 inches tall...so makes for difficulty in picking...but they will grow in height as the summer progresses.
Tomatoes are blooming and we have quite a few green ones - but no ripe ones yet. We set the plants out later than usual due to the weather at that time.
Of course these zucchini are too large to eat...we can not figure out how we missed picking them back at the appropriate size.
You know how much I enjoy my flowers - so want to show some of the pictures I have taken recently. These are just a small part of what is blooming now.
I am so thankful for God allowing me to retire and to putter in my garden...what are you thankful for today?