The record heat we’ve been having here has been rough on a lot of things. My tomato plants would probably argue they’ve had it the worst. I just can’t seem to water them enough to get them through the daily 95+ degree temps. Other people seem to be doing alright. I see huge, healthy plants dripping with ripe red fruit.
Mine have decided to live despite me. Or perhaps to spite me. I don’t know which.
I’ve kept them on life support long enough for the ones already there to ripen. And I’ve picked a few, and (despite the appearance of the branch from which they were plucked) they tasted really good!
Perhaps I should just stick to flowers.
Hard-to-kill Black Eyed Susans
Even the drought-tolerant daisies are looking sad.
My tomato plants are mocking me.
I’ve had a crazy-busy last couple of days, and we actually got some rain yesterday, so it’s been a few days since I went out to give them any TLC. Today I walk out with the watering can, and what did my eyes see?? A beautiful orange-red tomato!!
Wait. It’s a lacrosse ball. And there’s a broken branch.
Looks like a tomato, doesn't it??
Lacrosse ball. 😦
Lots of tiny green tomatoes. We're waiting...
Maybe next week.