Heavily overcast, lots of humidity, appears there might be some rain
today, we hope.
We're watering by hose and soakers daily, particularly the pear and
kumquat trees, hoping for a good crop. A little free water from Heaven
might be a larger help.
Tomatoes have pretty much given up on producing fruit, pulled three that
were not producing at all. They have gone to compost heaven now. The
sweet chilies are really slowing down and the fruit is getting smaller.
If we get a little rain we shall add a little fish fertilizer to
possibly spur the plants into production again. The crowder peas are
giving us a couple of cups of peas daily, which is pretty good
considering there is only twelve feet of pea vines growing. They're
still blooming and putting on pods. I think next year I will ignore the
package instructions and just plant one pea per foot. Mainly because the
vines are really long and eventually start shading the roots and younger
runners. Cukes are slowing down too. Woke up to 89F this morning in the
dark, still hot and humid. Thank you air conditioning.
The grass is growing like crazy though, I suspect the watering is giving
the St. Augustine grass a kick to grow taller again. We're mowing weekly
instead of bi-weekly. It's not a bad chore, we have a small property so
everything is mowed, weed eaten, and done up nicely in about an hour,
less if we push it harder.
Tilly Dawg is getting a little better, she's been on five pills a day
for an infection plus the coughing, sneezing and wheezing. She's still
doing the latter but not as often. Right now she's snoring on the cool
floor and talking in her sleep. I just can't translate dog into American
English. She's probably trying to get me to feed her more. <G>
Come on rain.