Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just Too Darn Hot to Garden...

I hate to say it, but, I'm kind of over it.  Over the heat, over the weeds, over the sweat pouring down into my eyes when I pick green beans.  Ok maybe all that is a bit strongly worded.  But still, how many days over 90 will it take before everything just shrivels up and dies?  Some days I just want to throw in the towel and let it all wither.  Oddly I'm still getting a decent amount of produce...this is from the last week:
As you can see I'm not having any trouble with the okra and I finally picked my only carrots.  Slightly disappointing harvest but I did use them when I cooked for round three of Iron Chef Battle Squash (which will probably be the final battle as my new squash plants look like this...)
I guess day after day of 90+ degree heat combined with the lack of rain just sort of stopped them in their tracks.  (I'll be posting round three of the squash tasting later this week-when I remember to bring in the recipe.)
We still have tomatoes...
Although the plants attacked by the hornworms look more like this...
Stripped bare of leaves, sad and devoid of tomatoes. 

Hmm I think there is okra that needs to be picked...might as well fire up the sprinkler while I am out there...maybe I'm not over it after all?


  1. Boy, those hornworms did quite a job on the tomatoes! The rest of your harvest looks great! I love yummy garden fresh veggies!

  2. This heat is crazy. I don't know how you do it. But the garden still looks great!