Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Loam Gnome on July 17, 2018 at 8:10am

Jotham, what are you growing in your garden?

Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2018 at 7:19am

Joan, gardening is not easy, no matter what age you are. I'm sure you know not to overdo it. Just be happy you still can!

I filled two freezer bags with green beans yesterday. I also pickled (dill) a couple of zucchini. Cucumbers are next after they ripen a bit. I grow my own dill.

Glad you could join the discussion, Jotham.

Love your frog, Daniel!

Comment by Jotham Timothy Bessey on July 17, 2018 at 4:19am

20C at 6:00 am here. Our high yesterday was 30C with a humidex of 36C. I'm lucky to have a well that never runs dry (it's a spring outlet from a 100 acre bog). But 25C is newfie boiling point. not liking this temperature. And we still have 3 weeks to go before what is normally the hottest time of year.

Comment by Patricia on July 16, 2018 at 9:19pm

Its 32*C (89.6*F.) now at 7:15 pm, but no idea what it was a couple of hours ago. I hate this.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2018 at 9:06pm

Our high today was 89°F and the low is expected to be 55°F. This hot spell seems to be forecasted for the next ten days. I'll have to water judiciously so that we have enough water in the well to take care of the household. 

I ate a cucumber out of the greenhouse yesterday, and the green beans are delicious! Wish I had planted more and created sturdier supports. I'll do better next year. 

@Loam Gnome, your daylilies look so pretty! You do a beautiful job of choosing crosses. I'm going to give that a try. Your Friendly Frog looks nice and cool. They are a nice surprise in the garden, especially when I reach down into a jungle of green and a frog looks back at me or jumps out of the verdant salad garden. 

Comment by Patricia on July 16, 2018 at 6:02pm

UGH! Too hot!

Likely looking to cool off too.

Comment by Loam Gnome on July 16, 2018 at 5:49pm

It was over 100 here yesterday, mid 90s today.  Some things got sunburned.  Zukes and sweet corn love it if you can keep them watered.

this littke critter was by the water hose, same color.

Some daylilies.

Another daylily, a cross I made between a narrow pedal pink daylily and a wide pedal yellow daylily. 

Comment by Patricia on July 16, 2018 at 2:04pm

Joan, Rick mostly buys bedding plants from the nurseries as its easier for him. He does start a few seeds for some items, but that is only in April. Our season is too short to wait for much to come up from seed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2018 at 1:40pm

Patricia, realizing I was not clear, I deleted my last comment and rewrote it. By "starts" I mean does he start seeds in the greenhouse in starting trays and transplant them, either in the greenhouse or outside? 

I usually start several trays of vegetables, herbs, and flowers in the greenhouse and transplant them outside in the raised beds in the in the meadow and in the terraces. I haven't had the energy to transplant them this year so the poor things are still in the starting trays, badly root bound. 

At the yearly check on my pacemaker in the late spring, I asked the technician to give me extra "oomph" and he did; I have not noticed an increase of energy as a result. I guess I am just wearing out. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2018 at 1:27pm

Loam Gnome, I come out of the greenhouse each morning with sweat dripping down my face and neck, and from under my back brace. I have to take frequent stops, usually resulting in a nice nap. I love the colors of summer and air conditioning helps. I am very glad I have not been in the hot areas of the world. Today's high is expected to be 89°F, not too bad. High temps in 70° suits me just fine

Patricia, How are the plants in your greenhouse doing? Was Rick able to get in all the starts he wanted? According to the Weather reports, you are expecting a high of 88°F today; is that what you expect?


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