Saturday, August 12, 2006
That Was Then, This Is Now
Then:My wonderful squash vines back in May.
Now: actually a few weeks ago...they are gone now.
Bell Pepper, nipped by deer, ravaged by drought (it's potted) and neglect. Still squeezing out a pepper now and then.
Datil peppers, also deer nipped and neglected. The peppers have stopped blossoming now with night temperatures staying above 70 degrees. I'll rejuvenate them with a dose of miracle grow and a move closer to the house where the deer fear to tread and they might actually get watered. They should give me a second late summer flush of peppers...although I wouldn't blame them if they decided not to...I've been a poor caretaker.
I'm planning a major redo of my garden layout, but first, while it's still the season of intense heat, I'm going to try solarizing the soil. I've played with this a little, but never on a garden wide scale.
I'm sure I'll be discussing that project at some point in the future.