75 degrees, mostly cloudy, winds 10 – 15 mph, and absolutely no humidity!
What a difference a day can make. Yesterday it was 95 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, no wind, and humidity about 300% (okay, that last part was a slight exaggeration, but it sure felt like 300%).
Finally a day I could spend in the garden and not worry about heat stroke, sun poisoning, or dehydration and I took full advantage of it. I cleaned up the zucchini (check out my post at Simply Grateful Gardener Taming My Zucchini), pruned all 72 of my pepper plants, clipped more of the cucumber vines to the A-frame, and weeded.
The best part of the day though was being able to harvest my first 6 zucchini and first 3 Romanian Bell peppers!
Last year I harvest more than 1,000 peppers from the garden with less than half of the plants I have now. I wonder if I can top that?
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to start getting warmer again, but still bearable. Next week…well that’s another story. 90’s all week and humidity again. Oh well, at least the garden will enjoy it, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.