How Brown Is My Garden
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This morning when I turned on the local news they announced that today was the 30th day in a row of temps 100 or over. Yeah, and my garden looks it. We may be in the monsoon season, but rain here is nothing like the all encompassing down pours that many areas of the country experience. Here you get small cells of storms that flood random areas while leaving homes one street over with nary a drop. I would love it if we got more rain, but this is a desert and water is scarce. Intellectually I know that, but I still foolishly hope that when a chance of rain is predicted that it falls in my neighborhood.
I won't go into every thing that has bitten the dust, but it is safe to say that most of my plants in my potted containers are no longer producing. There are some nice surprises in my garden. For instance, this year we tried growing asparagus, and I thought for sure they would be the first to die in his heat. To my delight, we are still getting brand new stalks and the older ones we have allowed to go to seed still have the feathery "leaves" with ether blooms or seed balls. The green onions are also growing like weeds! All of my herbs are green and healthy, and of course the jalapeno peppers are in their glory. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they all make it until October when the weather cools down considerably.