Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Strange Weather Creates Need To Pop

Wow, this unusually cool weather (50 degree lows at night in LATE JULY?) has built up a lot of pent up energy in the garden.

The Tomatoes won't ripen.
The Blackberries won't ripen.
The Zinnias won't bloom.
The Peppers won't grow.
Grapes that have stalled.

As soon as we get some sustained warm nights we will be up to our elbows in food. I was worried that I wouldn't have enough determinate tomato plants to generate enough tomatoes to make a worthy effort of canning, but I think Mother Nature has helped me out.

It makes me think of my favorite Squirrel Nut Zippers lyric "I feel like drivin but my car won't run, I feel like drivin but my mules won't come."

Hope to post some new pics tonite.

1 comment:

  1. It's like that here as well. Although I'm not complaining too much, it came at the perfect time when we were getting our basement done so I can have the windows open and vent all the VOC's outside without being too uncomfortable.