July 5-6: Super summer heat great for (most of) garden

I think I’m one of the few people who has actually enjoyed the extreme heat we’ve been having. Yes, I sweat like a pig and get tired much more easily when working in the garden.

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But how can a gardener not like weather that enables fruit and veggies to go wild?

Thankfully, I’ve been able to water when needed, so for the most part, nothing is hurting from the lack of rain.

The peas seem to be hardest hit by the hot temps, at least the early rows I planted, which are somewhat brown despite getting enough moisture.

Small price to pay as far as I’m concerned, given how everything else is growing.

The cucumbers are covering more of the ground each day, the beans seem to be flowering again despite being chewed off almost a month ago, and more flowers blossom and fruit appear on the tomato plants each time I look.

Raspberries have popped out overnight, the potatoes are flowering and onions are doing fabulous.

If the 95-degree temps are responsible, you’re not going to hear me complain!

Of course, I know (so do all the complainers) that it never lasts. In fact, starting tomorrow we’re only supposed to get into the 80s.

Without further adieu, here are daily photos.

Looking west:

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Looking east:

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