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has been busy and chaotic for our family. We've been sick with the
stomach flu at the beginning of July, then the fires broke out and now
my husband has had to leave out of town for work. The whole month of
July has flown by so very fast and I cannot believe it's already over.
I remember the months of March, April, and May going by so slowly. June
came and went just nicely, but July....where did it go?
I took a ton of wildflower pictures each time I went for walks with my daughter. I think I will save those for the fall or winter when I don't have any "gardening topics" to blog about.
My zucchini, cucumbers and pumpkins (and even my sunflower today) looked dreadful again. I know that they are watered well and there is no real reason other than the sun/heat. It's hurting them so much, all wilty and limp. I don't know what I am going to do but I have to figure something out. I think I am going to have to fashion something to shade them for a few days (or longer depending on how long this heat wave sticks around). I never heard of zucchini, cucumbers and pumpkins having trouble in the heat, but I guess anything that is in excess could hurt plants. I think I am going to tie a sheet over the zucchini patch and who knows what over the pumpkins. I will be sure to take a picture with my solution to my sun problem.
Hummm, it's kind of windy right now. I wonder why. I hope it will cool down just a bit.
Here are some pictures of my garden:
More soon....thanks for reading...
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Aug 1, 2009 | 6:24 PM PST
Knowing Mother Nature as I do, just about the time you rig up some sort of shade for your garden, she'll bring you overcast days.
Aug 2, 2009 | 1:27 AM PST
I sure hope that things will settle down for you! Enough is enough.
I find that tap water doesn't do much for the plants except keep them alive, but just get a few drops of real rain and they perk right up!
Aug 2, 2009 | 8:45 AM PST
I agree with Witt, a little rain goes a long way, hope you get some soon. Shade thats what ya need, shoulda told me sooner I'll give you some of my shade for some of your sun. I am having the opposite problem with my squash and cucks. They started off great and now because they aren't getting as much sun, I'm loosing about 1/2 of whats growing. I feel your pain. Take care!