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Sunday, August 7, 2011

100 degrees . . .how does your garden grow?

We were told this week in the news that this is the hottest summer in Upstate South Carolina in 100 years. Not real good for gardens!

It's been a struggle keeping things growing. Amazingly, the tomatoes look great and green. It's hard for them to set fruit in temperatures over 95. I'm hoping they stay healthy for when the temperature moderates so we can get some fall tomatoes! I was still able to get about a half a bushel last week.

The sweet potatoes seem to be vining around just fine in the heat. We will know how good they did in September.

Michael did put in a drip irrigation system in that helps immensely. Our pepper plants are just loaded.

The peppers are also bigger with having the drip irrigation. One of our green bell pepper plants was actually in our greenhouse last summer and I planted it outside for this summer and it's still producing!

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about the tomatoes and heat. No wonder ours are struggling so much!