Lots of photos today of the garden we have in the community plot. Everything is growing so well even with the high heat we have had the last 3 days. Today we have a forecast of 102 degrees! I will need to water again tonight. The cages held up in the winds pretty well as did the tomato plants. I did tie a few branches to the cages yesterday morning just to make sure they didn't break in the wind. We had 15-25 mph gusts all day. It is 93 degrees in the shade right now (10:30 AM) heading for a hot day again, with high winds. Fires are all over San Diego Co. So far only one in our city that was put out quickly by our Fantastic Fire Department.
We are supposed to get a break from the high winds and high temperatures tomorrow and through the weekend. Looking forward to 80's, which is still higher than normal for May. We should be in the 60's and 70's.
|Crookneck Squash foreground on the left|
|One lone Speckled Lettuce that came back after cutting. It will probably bolt now in the heat. Snow Peas in the center of photo.|
|Cocozelle Zucchini, before watering and looking wilted. Kentucky Wonder Beans on the tripod to the left.|
|Dr. Wyche on the left and Ponderosa in the corner. Peas on the tripod and Lolla Rossa lettuce that was cut and is coming back in again.|
|Ronde De Nice (an heirloom round zucchini) lots of blossoms on it already. Farmer's Market blend lettuces along the edge, from Botanical Interest Seeds, doing very well even in this heat.|
|Cherokee Purple on the left and Chocolate Stripe to the right.|
|Scallop Patty Pan Squash, very healthy! Seed is again from Botanical Interests, see the link on my blog for seeds or to order a catalog.|
|This is German Queen. Looking very healthy even though I have found two worms on it early on, I was able to get them off before they did any damage. I will need to save seed from this one this year as this was the last of my seed for this variety.|
|Poha or Cape Gooseberry. Seeds I saved from my fruit last year. Very healthy and looks much better than my plants did last year! Here is a LINK for seeds.|
|Anaheim Chili Pepper and Tatsoi which I am leaving for seed. It is not happy in this heat but is in bloom now so I should get some seed heads soon.|
|Bull's Blood Beets, Chioggia Beets and Gourmet Beets. One row of each but I seeded more last week in another area.|
|The garden after watering, looking fresh and happy!|
Next group of photos are from my home garden. Tomatoes along the driveway and in the citrus grove.
|Green Zebra and Ponderosa|
|Ponderosa, Basil, Green Zebra, and San Marzano.|
|San Marzano, Basil and Swiss Chard in back, Big White Pink Stripe.|
|Purple Basil setting flowers. I will leave some flower heads for the bees, they love basil blossoms.|
|A small leave Italian Basil, Swiss Chard hanging in there in this heat and so far has not bolted.|
|Another photo of Ponderosa. One of my all time favorite tomatoes!! It is halfway up the cage already and it is only May 15th, it was planted on March 22nd.|
|Cherry tomato bed in the grove. L-R Green Grape, Snow Drop, Bi-Color Cherry, Brown Cherry|
And poppies flame in the rye,
And the silver note in the streamlet’s throat
Has softened almost to a sigh.
It is July.