Unlike much of the northeastern United States, we here in the South have had sunny weather this week. No snow for us. However, it has been a bit nippy. We’ve had several nights below freezing – with a couple more to come – so I’ve had the plastic on my hoop tunnels the past few days. I’ll get a break for a day or two this week when I can take them off, just in time for a bit of rain. Then the plastic will go back on for a few more frost-filled nights. I still can’t complain though. While my family back home is digging out of yet another snow storm, my garden is now showing a few signs of impending spring! This week’s garden photos!
It was a slow week in the garden this past week. I didn’t get to do as much as needed to be done. I did get to weed, feed, and mineralize my established plants. The plan was to then spend Sunday prepping the fallow beds for the (belated due to the heat) fall planting, but it rained overnight and drizzled off and on during the day. So, that didn’t get done. (Guess what I’ll be doing after work this week?) After the rain and a few degrees cooler weather (upper 80s rather than mid 90s), my garden is starting to respond. My pepper plants are hanging on – the chilis barely – and I’ve even got some new signs of life in the garden. This week’s garden photos!
It’s been brutal in the garden this week, and there’s no relief in sight. The forecast for the next ten days calls for highs in the mid 90s to low 100s. It’s almost Labor Day, and I’m working hard not to get heat exhaustion while trying to get gardening chores done. And there are a lot of chores to be done. It’s transition time here – the summer garden remains and the fall crops need to be prepared for – and it’s blazing hot!! In fact, it’s so hot still that I’m going to have to start some of my fall crops indoors under grow lights for the first time, so they’ll germinate. How’s that for a switch? Well, in spite of the heat, I still have some pictures to share. This week’s garden photos!