Shhh, don't scare them away!Did you know that at 105+ degrees it doesn't matter how well watered anything is- it wilts? It does, let me assure you. V saved my fall seedlings this afternoon by bringing them inside. They have been holding up remarkably well but today was too much. Fortunately they perked up again.
I've been outside in the heat for most of the time I've been home. I picked a gallon bucket of tomatoes and a few peppers. But mostly I've been watering. It was still 104 when I got home this afternoon. It's nearly 9 pm and it's still 97 out there. It's just plain HOT!
I still have a bunch of peaches that I got on sale at the store. I've been letting them ripen on the counter and my plan was to make jam this evening but I don't think I've got it in me- it's 8:50 and I just don't think I can start peeling peaches. But there is always tomorrow. And I'm hoping that maybe I've got enough to can a few tomatoes- maybe a couple of pints of diced. We'll see.
I talked to Mom this evening. They are getting a harvest from the Amana Orange tomato plants I gave them. They are amazed at how huge and tasty they are (I guess they didn't believe me when I raved about them!)- and an added bonus- they evidently don't have vitamin K in them (red tomatoes do) so they don't mess with Dad's blood thinners. Hoorah!
Now, I've gotta go put my peaches in the fridge, check my tomatoes and go to bed. I'm tired. This heat is really taking it out of me and work continues rough.