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Wednesday's high temperature
I trudged out to the back yard yesterday morning with the knowledge that it may hit 100 degrees again. I was thankful, at least, that it was early morning, and the slight breeze made the "cooler" morning temperatures bearable.
First job--tie up any falling tomato plants. I want them to survive and bear fruit! We've had a couple of short, intense storms, and a few plants had been bent over.
Second job--the first of the pole beans and tomatoes! I picked a cherry tomato, and my very first plum tomato. My plum tomatoes have been suffering with yellowing leaves and black spots, and a few tomatoes with blossom end rot. I used some natural remedies and the plants seem to have recovered a bit. I picked just one tomato, but it "officially" begins my tomato harvest. It is a promise of many more in the coming weeks.
Third job--cayenne peppers. These have been coming in for a few weeks, and I already have a bunch strung up and drying along my dining room window. Once they're dry, I'll crush them for a spicy pizza topping, or to spice up our cuisine.
Tomatoes, pole beans, cayenne, and some beans I picked for Lori :)
Fourth job--jalapeños! I picked all I could, even the smaller ones. Hopefully I'll be able to pick more throughout next week, then can 6-8 jars for my first canning session of this harvest season.
Fifth job--water the garden. I watered earlier this week, but since it has been bone dry around here this month (and longer), I wanted to make sure the garden gets nice and soaked.
Whew! I was getting hot and sweaty. Time to go into the air-conditioned house and cool off a bit before showering and getting into the rest of my day.
The Rest of the Story...
Less than two hours later, here's what happened:
The Lord watered my garden!!
Ah, well. And another update--we had storms ALL NIGHT last night! Some areas received SIX to SEVEN inches!! (The use of exclamation points is justified!!!) I'm now humming Showers of Blessing...
Back to life,
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