I've been been watching the forecast for the past few days. Sometimes a bit of knowledge is a good thing. But when it gets THIS HOT, there ain't much you can do about it but run from AC to AC, toss some water on the garden and hope for the best.
I've spent the past few days aggressively picking anything that might get whalloped by the heat. Any green beans and cuc's that were hanging on the plants are all in.
A lot of the onions were still pretty perky but I decided to pull them rather than see them turn into french onion soup. I put them in the garage after they spent Tuesday out on the fence line on a gorgeous Summer day. 82 for a high this past Tuesday. (sigh) So long...Farewell!
The SVB's are doing a number on another squash plant. It's half dead now and the heat will kill it for sure. That's OK. I've had my fill for now. (To bad the heat won't kill the friggin SVB's....)
The tomato plants are so short and stubby this year (only waist high) and while they DO have some fruit on them, I'm thinking we're not going to see much MORE fruit set until fall if this heat keeps up. I planted all the tomatoes in the newly double-dug area and while I did fertilize them it's obvious to me that the soil just isn't giving what these "heavy feeders" need. So some tomatoes are better than no tomatoes but I don't think I'll have all that much to put up for the winter.
I'll do my best to keep the strawberries hanging in there. These raised beds are so much warmer than being in ground but the plants seem to be hanging in there so I'll keep my finger crossed that they can survive the heat wave.
How about you? What plans have you made for the HOT days ahead?