A Year Ago Today…

…POD was lamenting the aphid infestation that wiped out the cucumbers and melons. And the looper infestation, that wiped out the chard. And the whitefly infestation that wiped out the tomatoes. And, well, you get the picture.

This year, knock on the little blue deck, hasn’t been half bad, pest-wise. But now there’s this heatwave thing. And this whole lack of rain thing. And the whole taking off for a long weekend with 100+ temps in the forecast thing.

Adam F1 and White Wonder Cucumber

Poor Adam

So, enjoy those cucumbers while they last.  Remember Adam F1? There’s a seriously good chance that it’s been over-watered  or it’s got bacterial wilt. But either way, it’s wilty and yellowing.  It’s a pickle, isn’t it? One waters to protect plants from the hideous heat. Both water and heat can kill…so, to water or not?

It’s been a productive and delicious plant: 11 and counting. But POD fears its days are limited.

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2 responses to “A Year Ago Today…

  1. Yeah, for the last two weeks I’ve been watering the driveway plants twice a day–once in the morning, as soon as I’m more or less coffee’d and clothed, and again about 7 PM. Some large plants in small pots are still wilting in the morning! And it’s occurred to me that if we went on vacation or something, I’d have to hire someone to come by and water, or everything would be dead in three days.

  2. Your boy mike mcgrath was talking about when to water in the heat this week on You Bet Your Garden. I think he said not to water in the middle of the day but to wait until it was dark out. You can probably find the exact recommendation on the website.

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