Jul 6, 2012
The "Whatever" Garden...
Took a deep breath and went into the garden this morning...
I was going to clean this pigsty of a house today, but it looks like now I have other plans.
Snapped this one last night while out running the kids to music lessons, check out the time!
Just stupid hot, time to break out the old Redneck Heat Detector, one of my favorite web images :)
Today's harvest brings me over the 100 lb mark finally! With no peas, carrots or garlic this year and a short bean run I was worried that I'd reach that mark at all! I don't even want to speculate on what the end of summer total will be since every day I get tomatoes with the heat and disease and drought is a bonus day to me.
Interesting difference to this year's garden, no water! I can't quite believe it myself, but since I wasn't feeling so into gardening this year I decided to try the lazy approach and see if the plants would just "toughen up". In other years, I'm out there batting mosquitoes and watering almost every day but I haven't watered yet this year, and it's not raining either - our grass is so dry we haven't mowed in 3 weeks! No soil amendments, just throw away the blossom end rot veggies and shrug "whatever", when the wind blows the tomatoes down they stay down, too lazy this summer. Yet nice tomatoes are still there, and as a matter of fact none of them are cracked like usual years. Interesting.