This folks, is what our raised bed vegetable garden looks like today.
Sad, isn't it? The fact is, I foresook it for the perennial beds, choosing to put all my effort into them this summer. We are going to do some cleanup this long weekend, and plant a few things for fall, but frankly, that's what's great about gardening... there's always next year!
You can see how I had high hopes for it this year here.
In the hoop house is one tomato that is suddenly blooming and setting out new growth again... and my pineapple sage and cilantro are both sending up new plants from seed. Strawberries are still alive, too. Planting the herbs in bins was an experiment that worked so well that next year (Oh, Keithhhhhh) we are going to need to put a bench on the deck... made with a board and some cement blocks... so I can grow the herbs right outside the kitchen door! We are going to try to put up a real, small greenhouse, because we liked the hoop house so much.
I'm still doing lots of this, too....
We got about a half inch of rain last weekend, but it was 95 today, and they are predicting 98 tomorrow, and then a drop in temps. We are getting 60's at night, now.
I watered the pear trees yesterday, and the apple trees (and weeping cherry) this morning. I also have been watering the perennial beds, too.
These two don't care, as long as they can nap where it's cool.
Neither does this guy, who is getting to be an everynight visitor to the pasture! Lucky I lock everyone up!