Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's gonna be a grape day

Our heat is back for a couple of days. Tuesday was beautiful, but today we'll be up into the mid-80sF and on Thursday we are expecting a high of 37ºC (98.6ºF). Ouch! The grapes are loving it and look like they're growing very well. Our tomato plants are covered with blossoms and not a few little green tomatoes. I've got to keep them well watered.

The bunches of grapes seem more plentiful this year than in recent years.

The grass has stopped growing with the heat and lack of water, but the weeds in the yard have not, sending up flower stalks all over. I will have to get the lawnmower out soon and mow them all down. The ground is like concrete and what grass there is (was) is withered and brown. It will all come back with the rains, but I'm in no hurry for that, hoping that the summer weather continues for a while.


  1. Wow! Your garden is doing great! I planted about a month before you did and my bounty so far is cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. Still waiting for the big tomatoes and red peppers. Always radishes and green onions. Bon appetite!!

  2. Can you tell by looking at them what variety of grapes these are?

  3. judy, and more green!

    cheryl, we have a way to go yet for tomatoes.

    michael, not really. I'd guess sauvignon (blanc).

  4. We're watering our neighbor's garden for about three weeks while he's on vacation. I have a new appreciation for you gardeners who must keep their crops well-watered when there's no rain.


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