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.
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    I'm sorry you've lost some veggies, but yay that the peppers and herbs and asparagus survived!! I hope they keep doing well until it cools down - and you might be able to get some late season greens once that happens!!

    Good luck!
    2044 days ago
    I had to laugh at the title of your blog. So green onions love heat... no wonder mine are looking so tiny and anemic! Yesterday was 84 and that's been the hottest day here so far. If you like rain, you'd love it where I live! Nice job on keeping your asparagus, green onions, herbs and peppers alive in that heat. That takes a serious green thumb! Hope you get some rain soon.
    2049 days ago
    Am glad that you have some that are still thriving!! You can keep the 100 degree temps as we don't need it to go quite that high although it's still in the 90s here.
    2049 days ago
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    YAY! I'm glad the asparagus is doing OK!
    2049 days ago
    Sorry for what has died, but excited for you over what is still thriving! Keeping praying for rain!
    2049 days ago
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