Spring and beginning of the summer were colder than average. Most of the plants suffered from too low temperatures preventing them to grow the optimal amount of foliage. In beginning of July things changed very drastically. Heat waves begun 3 weeks ago and are still continuing. This past 3 weeks we had no rain and temperatures are constantly over 35°C. This high temperatures have made our nights warm so now there's no dew in the mornings. Mulch doesn't help much to keep plants moist.
|Cucumbers haven't grown enough|
High temperatures have also devastated our harvests. Zucchinis don't ripe, after forming fruits they dry off without reaching size bigger than thumb. Beans have stopped flowering and potatoes are staying small.
The only thing growing in the garden is grass which is hard to remove because of the prolonged drought. In the end I gave up removing them, I'm just waiting for the first rain to do some cleaning.
|front yard amaranth|
The only thing that is enjoying this heat is tomatoes. They started having first red fruits on July 15th. So far the fruits that ripe are Koralik, Black cherry, Black Seaman, Glacier and Stupice.