vegetable garden

We harvested a little bowl of green beans this week. They were yummy! I can't wait to get something else going. So far our lettuce, arugula and basil have burned up. No amount of watering can keep them going. Our tomatoes are in pots and I think they'll be ok. I looking up vegetables to see what we could plant, what likes super hot, super dry weather?

Picking green beans

yesterday's green bean harvest

8 thoughts on “vegetable garden

  1. Lucy Chen says:

    Does wheat like hot and dry weather? I’m totally ignorant. I love home grown organic veggies. My mom grows beans and chillies and some melons in her backyard.

  2. Peg says:

    If vegetables are burning up, I wonder if some shade cloth would do the trick? It cuts up to 50% (there are varying weights) of the heat and sunlight while still allowing enough sun to hit the plants in the way that they need. Just a thought. (I just ordered some from gardener’s supply online because I’m going to try it on some poorly installed skylights in our house. Hopefully it’ll keep the heat down in my kitchen.)

  3. Crabtree Studio says:

    Second the peppers – but it also looks like you could use a good thick layer of mulch in your beds. It helps keep the water in the soil longer which = happier plants and less watering!

  4. Gingercake says:

    Being from GA (where the summers are always hot and dry) I know watermelons and cantaloupe do great in that circumstance. You would have to get the plants though since they need about 90 days total to mature! Hopefully your weather will break soon.

  5. Ellen says:

    check with your state cooperative extension system or see if they have a “master gardener” program in your county. They usually have really useful planting calendars – for example, they may reccomend you split the planting season to allow for the heat of summer, or plant “spring” crops in the fall instead. I have learned the hard way that all gardening is incredibly local. Some plants that the UK or Pacific Northwest say “require full sun” need at least a half day of shade in my climate. Rosemary and woodier herbs usually like hot and can take dry, depending on the soil. Dry sand is different than dry loam or dry clay.

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