Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 7/13/15

Good morning, everyone. I’m still writing to you from the Scorch – only now it’s a little less on the temperature scale (mid 90s) but a lot more on the humidity scale (80%+). Post July 4th, and it’s time to get out the knife and fork to be able to breathe this chunky air. UGH! I can’t stand being out for longer than a few minutes at a time. At least I harvest – doing it as quickly as possible – but I have yet to harvest my lima beans and butter peas due to the heat and how long it takes to harvest them. They’re mostly dry pods now, unfortunately. (At least, that’ll be my seed for next year.) I’m going to have to harvest them this week though, else they’ll stop producing altogether. Must. Get. Outside….for longer than 20 minutes. Unless, of course, I start drowning in my own sweat and choking on the air. Yep, it’s July in the South. Meanwhile, please enjoy the pictures I took of my garden this past week (during a couple of my sweat-fests). This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 6/29/15

Good morning, fellow gardeners. I have to inform you that here in my Sanctuary Garden, the heat has still not abated. We had a bit of a reprieve in the high temperature yesterday (high of 86), but the humidity was so high it still felt like 98. I barely made it through harvesting what was ripe. With such high humidity, your body just can’t keep itself cool and heat exhaustion sets in quickly, especially for those sensitive to heat and humidity as I am. We’ve had a bit of rain, so I don’t have to water for a couple days, though. That saves me some time in the heat. I did get some pictures for you while I was out harvesting this week. Hope you enjoy. This week’s garden photos!