We hit 98 yesterday. So here we are on June 1st and we're forecast to hit 100 by 5pm today. Really...100 freakin degrees! Already. (sigh)
How am I supposed to keep a garden alive with the oven on like this? And it looks so pretty and healthy right now.
I cut a bunch of lettuce this morning. I still can't believe it hasn't bolted yet. And I picked 4 nice zucchini's too.
Monday I pulled up all the carrots. I want to plant more beans and squash in the raised bed that they were in. I had read that carrots do better as a fall crop than a spring crop in NC. These have had 5 months to grow and were little more than baby carrots. Still sweet! But a disappointment size-wise
The pea harvest is complete with 9 quart bags in the freezer. I'm sure we also "fresh" ate another quart.
All in all, it's been a pretty good year so far. I just hope somebody turns the heat down just a little. I would hate to think of having 3 more months of flirting with 100 degrees. I'm not sure if anything can produce in that kind of consistent heat.