Saturday, July 30, 2011

Working for the Weekend

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Around this time of year, things get kind of routine and boring in the garden during the work week. I come home from work, pick whatever squash and peas that are ready, do a little watering if needed, and then go back in the house to get away from the heat and the mosquitoes.

The weekend brings an opportunity to catch up on some needed chores. It was really hot today and we have not gotten much rain in the last week so I decided to water everything thoroughly. I then took a trip to my local nursery and picked up some 3ft and 6ft bamboo poles to support my pepper and tomato plants.

I tried to get some aerial shots of the garden.  You can see the purple hull peas are just all over the place. I probably won't grow these in beds anymore because they just sprawl all over the place.   The second set of corn is a few weeks from harvesting and the third set it about six inches tall.  All in all it was a good day despite the heat.


Ribbit said...

It's too ridiculously hot out there to do anything. I tried to go hang a trellis this morning at 7:30 and already sweat my tush off. Ridiculous.

Kris said...

Ribbit - It is pretty much the same around here too. I try to work for 15 to 30 minutes and then come in the house and cool off for 30 minutes. I am ready for Fall and cooler temps.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Kris, I looked hard in your garden and I couldn't find one weed! Everything looks real good. You can't work in the heat ..I get up by 6 am ( that's not my usual time either) and do what I have planned and get back into the A/C and thank goodness I have it.

Kris said...

Ginger - Thanks for the compliments, but trust me there are plenty of weeds in my garden.

I am trying to be more proactive in my raised beds. I have been laying down newspapers or black plastic around my plants to cut down on my weeds. It works pretty good in raised beds, but I have not come up with a solution on my traditional gardening areas.

Working smarter, not harder doesn't always apply and sometimes I have to just grind it out and pull them up by hand. :)