Monday, July 2, 2012

My mom had this idea to replant the base of leeks so I'm going to try putting these in the polytunnel. Maybe they will seed out.


Midday wilt. My part ends with the broccoli row.


Estelle having a dust bath.

Frodo still handsome.

Staying in the shade

Still growing

Dry as ever


A splash of color
I got up early to do some weeding this morning. I've also stopped using the rain barrels from now on; there's no sign of when they will get filled again and I need some for emergency use. Last week the town of Salem had a problem with their water supply and if they hadn't stopped using it the risk was that the tower would be drained and pipes would have collapsed from lack of pressure. Who knows how long it would have taken to fix that mess! The worst part of this heat wave is that there is no room for error - miss a day watering and the garden would likely be beyond recovery.

Even my hens are protesting the weather...they've stopped laying.

1 comment:

Tanya Walton said...

I hope it soon cools off for you and you get some rain to help re-fill those barrels. We are still cold and wet and all we want is a little sun to bring the crops on. I guess we are both in the same situation with growing just at different ends of the spectrum.