Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Yesterday & Today
Yesterday was just one of those days. I went to the plots at 6AM to avoid the heat and water the plants enough to keep them alive. While watering I found this
The first two White Tomesol tomatoes had been nibbled! They were perfectly fine the night before and I had planned to pick them yesterday. That definitely is not nibbling from birds! I inspected the perimeter and didn't find any place where a rabbit or groundhog could have gotten in.
I came home and spent the day doing some canning and freezing. Yesterday was the first day that I canned any tomatoes and guess what???
A jar broke! I haven't had a jar break in years. OK, I guess it was due.
To make things worse, I couldn't find this
My ancient jar lifter....so of course I burned myself! How could I misplace something so big and bulky?? I know that I put it in a safe place.....still can't find it.
Yesterday we were supposed to get some much needed rain in the form of severe thunderstorns.....NOT ONE SINGLE DROP!!
This morning I went to the plots to do my morning watering to keep the plants alive. Everything went well, no more nibbling and they just filled the water tank! Yippee!
I have to say that the plants are not doing all that bad considering the weather we are having. The tomatoes haven't gotten any taller, but they are holding their own. They are not setting any new fruit though. I think that the peppers actually like the hot weather....the strawberries, not so much. I'm still pulling onions over there and harvested a pretty big zucchini today. The Long Island Cheese Squash is not happy with the hot weather. The other squash & melons are A-OK...so far.
It's going to be a tough week keeping the garden over there in shape (alive). Here is our extended forecast. I guess that I better get over to the plots tonight and find Steve!!