Oops, just read my last post. I watered last night. I just went out after dark and watered again. It's a pain getting older (yep, I'm still young, just an excuse... any will do). But I was reminded tonight of an REM song... Gardening at Night. I was humming it in the dark while I was watering from memory. The corn sure smelled good. I bet the coons think so too. Glad I've got that coyote protecting my corn hehe.
Well, today was a scortcher. Of course it hit 85.7 degrees today, so it technically doesn't count, but boy was it close! I bet my tomatoes loved it. I couldn't tell because I didn't get out into the garden today (in the light that is).
This weekend is busy but I've got next week off, and the weather looks to want to cooperate. I've got a ton planned, but most of it is playing summer vacation with the kids. They've missed me and I owe it to them. We'll do some garden stuff, don't worry.
I've just got one day left at work. And boy will I be glad to get out of there. I made a fatal error today. I mentioned in an all-staff meeting that I may need to bring something else to the company picnic because my lettuce is bolting. They all laughed at me and people said, haven't you heard of a grocery store, you know they sell lettuce there. I didn't know if I wanted to punch their lights out or cry.
I'm starting to think I would almost rather dump it all and go be a homesteader, hehe. They kept making jokes at my garden's expense all day and couldn't realize why I didn't think it was funny. I did take a walk to cool down, but my mistake, I came back.
I just have to remember NEVER to mention my garden at work again. Ignorant. I know I'm doing what's right for my family and my stress level. Multitaskers are a good thing, according to Alton Brown, and something that reduces my stress, gets me exercise and provides healthy fruits and veggies for my family is very much a multitasker, hehe.
Anyway, I've been conversing with DoubleD on Freedomgardens.org and getting to know her. She's in Poulsbo, just across Puget Sound from us in my climate, and she's been gardening all her life. I can pick her brain and find out what works and doesn't here. Great find! And she's really nice too. Bonus! hehe
I promise I'll take pictures this weekend. Just been so busy, and there's not much going on right now, take care and enjoy your garden!