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Hot Garden

17 Jul

It has been HOT..in the area we are supposed to get around 90-100mm of rain in July..so far we have had 2-5mm..not much..and coupled with the fact that it has been hovering near 30c for weeks it means extra watering. The well is in good working order and we have been watering all the time so the garden has been growing like mad..we have never had snow-peas get this tall this fast before and everything else is doing great too:

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..and we figured out what these massive growths are now that they are beginning to flower, they are sunflowers…and since the only seeds we had were black sunflower seeds we assume that this is what has been growing here..not that we planted any but when throwing down seeds for the chickens to eat must have caused this..cause there is no other explaination..

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….but I had to relocate the sunflowers due to some excavation work..more details coming soon!

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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Gardening, produce, water

 

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3 responses to “Hot Garden

  1. Robin

    July 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Your garden looks good! Funny how when you talk about not enough rain but it’s still green all around it seems weird. Reading about all the droughts everywhere makes me feel happier that I live in a rainy state. Not that its raining at the moment, but still.

    Yup, you got yourself a sunflower on your hands. hehe. We had sunflowers come back everywhere from last year. I left the stalks up so the birds could eat the seeds and then I couldn’t figure out what I was weeding like crazy this spring. I left quite a few and transplanted others. They have been blooming for some weeks now. The big difference we see in the self sowed seeds is they have a lot of small arms (I don’t know how else to describe it even though it seems creepy) branching out with sunflower heads. The ones we planted originally had a straight up stalk with a big beautiful head or two at the end.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      July 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      ..well, we do have a well!! Yeah, usually we get rain..too much of it really so while it is hot we know rain is just around the corner.

      We actually had to transpant the sunflowers due to some excavation work and they seem like they are suffering now..not sure if they are gonna make it. …but I think next year we are going to try to plant some of our own because they are so nice.

       
  2. jambaloney

    July 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    nice garden pal!!!! do you feed birds at all? we have some sunflowers due to squirrels burying and forgetting – they do pop up in less than desired spots – hope they bounce back ;-)))

     

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