Update from the Gardens
The heat continues and it feels like the summer crops are in overdrive. We pick beans every single day, and each day we go back to find another bounty! The cukes have come in strong and are loving the extra heat. The Sweet Potato plants, after limping along for a month or two, are now putting out so much viney, sprawling growth, it will soon be a challange to walk around them. Baby watermelons are forming and the sweet corn continues to stand up taller every hour. Winter Squash plants hold their leaves out in the cooler part of the morning like giant solar panels ready to absorbe the strong sun. By mid day, they look droopy and tired. The gardens look strong, but the intense heat and dry could start to stress some crops if we don't get the rain soon.