Last week I didn't get to water the garden twice, but I managed to this week. The hot sun n lack of rain in Eastern MA is making it difficult to keep the crops going. Most noticeably my container bush tomato is wilted every time I get back there. At least it hasn't lost any green tomatoes yet.
I ate a beautiful Zucchini for dinner last night, the first container one I ever had success with. Yep, in a Smart Pot n behind chicken wire. Last week I finally got to eat some green beans n peas too. Probably I'll pick the first cuke when I get home. It has a weird, gourd shape.
The garden has been so much work this year, with parts disappearing overnight. This week the row of onions are suddenly missing! Plus Many weeds are taking over n I'm out of time to keep getting them out.
I rescued a large Bumble Bee doing the breast stroke in my water bucket pouring it gently on the late, ground-planted tomatoes, n he did seem very grateful. Bees always have a tough time in droughts.
I'm having a tough time keeping up with everything. No time for much besides chores n garden. I'm away from the house most of the time, going earlier to work now, n relaxing so little. Work is crazy almost every day, but somehow I still do all that moving of food stuff. It will take me some time to recover from this very busy season, n this past year of different living conditions.
Been watching the "Divergent" movie series this week. I had the first dvd here, then found the second."Insurgent" at the library last week. I found the last, "Allegiant," at the store this week- Yay!
I got a little, potted Sunflower for the windowsill for $2 last week. Already the heat n room conditions are withering it, but it would get eaten fast by critters for certain if put outside here. I wonder if the secondary flower buds would bloom if I cut the main one off, or if it would just die anyways- This room has been tough to live in for most of the plants, (n me too).
Now back to blog browsing, then getting outside for a walk...