I have abstained from watering. Oh, OK. So I went out and watered two tomato plants last night. The poor things were still drooping after the sun went down. But I didn't give any of the others any water, and I haven't watered the garden since Thursday! Not much, anyway. Part of it got watered by the lawn sprinklers yesterday morning. I'm watching the plants closely, and they were drooping during the heat of the day, but perky in the cool (80F at 7:45 is cool?) morning, so I'll not water today. We do have very sandy soil though, that does not hold moisture well, so I have to be very careful not to go too long between waterings.
Is there a Garden Overwaterer's Anonymous one can join? Maybe with a 'Twelve Step Program'? If so, I'll try to get my neighbors to join, too! Really, if you think I over water, you should see them. The neighbors on both sides of us water every.single.day. One waters not only every day, but twice a day! We all have irrigation water. We pay for it right along with our property taxes, and we can use all the water we want for six months each year. We have to pay the fee, whether we use it or not, so I guess some people want to make sure they get their money's worth.
My refrigerator is stuffed full of veggies, and something has to be done with them....to make room for more! There is barely room for the eggs, let alone anything else. I must have six heads of cabbage in there, and two more in the garden that have to be picked. I guess I'll make sauerkraut today (yuk....I don't like it, but Mr. Granny does). It will have to go out to the garage to ferment, I'll not have that smell in my house for three weeks! There are three (maybe four) gallon bags absolutely stuffed with beans to be blanched and frozen. Bags full of summer squash and zucchini were waiting for my son to come get them. Since he was a no-show yesterday, I'll have to give in and freeze the yellow squash, and make a batch or two of zucchini bread. I guess with today's heatwave I'll just turn on the AC, set a fan on the kitchen counter and get to work. It's too hot to go outside anyway!