Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 12/1/14

Wow…it’s December 1st already. Can you believe it? My Thanksgiving was wonderful, and I hope yours was, too. The week was busy – preparing for the big meal, of course. In the garden, we received just shy of 6 inches of much-needed rain in four days! The temperatures were mild, so I had the covers off my hoop tunnels, and all my newly-sown seed received a good soaking. After the rain, the night time chill returned, but all my plants are doing well. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 10/27/14

It was another mild – and dry – week in the garden. Still no rain and none in the forecast for another ten days. If nothing changes, at month’s end, my garden log will record only 1.1″ of rain the entire month of October. Meanwhile, my water bill increases. But that’s okay. The seedlings are growing, and the plants are fruiting. There’s about four weeks left until first frost here. Maybe we’ll have a little more time this year? We’ll see. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 8/25/14

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any hotter here, it did. This past Friday’s high was 101 degrees – actual temperature! The heat index was 110. Needless to say, I was out of the garden that day by 10:30 a.m. when it was almost 90 degrees. My poor garden is under severe stress from the heat, and I’ve been moaning about the harvests that aren’t as big as they should be (if any at all). However, when a local fellow gardener told me his garden was fried and kaput, I started to feel grateful that my crops were at least hanging on – even if by a thread. I guess, considering the heat, my garden isn’t doing that badly. This week’s garden photos!