First...A bit of history.
SM and I moved to North Carolina in July of 1998.
SM moved down first in March and lived in an apartment that the company he worked for provided while I stayed up in Ohio working, showing the house and packing things up.
Once I'd completed my notice, I came down in the begining of June to start house hunting and my first thought was "Holy sh*t, we made a mistake."
I had left the mild June weather of Ohio and walked into a Carolina inferno. Every stinking day of the 2 weeks I was here was over 100 degrees. I was in shock. Was this normal? I was assurred it was not but still...Wow.
I pointed out to SM the other day that this June is very similar to that one. We've been around 100 degrees everyday for this past week and the long term shows us staying that way through the 4th of July.
The garden is still hanging in there but no longer producing new fruit. (Except for the squashes for some reason.) The beans have blooms but few beans. The same with the tomatos. The cukes are withering.
I water everyday (unless by some miracle we get a pop-up) but I feel the plants are kicking into survival mode and it likely won't be too much longer before I start to see them stress.
I'm curious to see when I'll throw in the towel and in what order I'll stop bothering to water and just let it go. I've already let one section of beans go since the plants are young and puny.
I find that a certain lethargy is settling in. These are the days of staying indoors where it's cool (Thank God for the AC) and afternoon naps. I don't even mind going into work right now.
At least it's cool there.