It is just so HOT here! Although we are used to these high 90 - 100 degree temperatures in August, we are not used to them this early in July! I am so thankful that I listened to the advice of my Dad this year and planted plants that are heat tolerant and do not have to be watered everyday! The year that I started the school garden, I had no idea what I was doing and planted just about everything! I am going to tell you that this type of garden planning does NOT work - or at least does not work for ME! After experimenting with this garden for a few years, I have found that I need to plant crops with similar moisture and sun needs in close proximity of each other. I lost a small crop of gourds two years ago because I had them close to plants that needed a lot of water and gourds like to be a little dry for a few days. So it was the gourds that died because of over watering. I also have learned that vine crops SPREAD so make sure that you don't plant them too close together; otherwise they will become tangled with each other and fight for space. So THIS year, I thinned out the little pumpkin plants that grew from the seeds that the kids planted in the spring and we now have 5-6 really nice, healthy pumpkin plants growing. I also found a little baby pumpkin growing on Pumpkin Jack's vines! (Fingers crossed!)
I also have been enjoying my flowers here at my house. Here are a few pictures of them as well! Do you see the pot of flowers that my class gave me at the end of the school year?
I will be back with my thoughts of Chapter 4 of The Daily 5! Take care and stay healthy!