Stayin’ Alive in August
In a way, it’s a miracle that I’m even writing about gardening in August.
Typically, at this time of the year, everything is burnt to a crisp and done.
This has not been a typical year, however. We had snow in May, delaying our planting and then a cool, very wet end of July and first of August.
I haven’t had the bounty of tomatoes and peppers for which I had such high hopes in May.
Unfortunately, the two solid weeks of rain we had did in some of my container tomatoes, which were already struggling after a serious green horn worm infestation.
What remains are my peppers, a non-producing tomatillo plant (it blumes, but never produces) and one tomato plant.
If we’re lucky, we’ll have some jalapenos ready by the end of the week.
I wanted to show you this watering wand we picked up last year. Dale reminded me this year, after I initially started out with such a large container garden, that I never used it.
It’s great in that it produces a soft shower, much like rain and doesn’t beat my plants and even when I had all of my containers, I could water in about 5 minutes.
How is your garden doing, still going?