Let the whining commence: It’s SO hot outside. It’s just disgusting. I went out at 7:30 this morning to extend the drip irrigation to the transplanted fig tree. After half an hour I couldn’t stand myself. High of 96, 42% humidity, feels like 101. At least the gardenias love it.
I feel torn about the garden this time of year. The perennial beds need mulching again, as any shredded leaves I put down earlier in the spring have thinned out. But even early in the morning, I can only move three wheelbarrows’ worth of shredded bark before fatigue sets in. Heat exhaustion is real and comes on quickly.
This time of year I start looking for small garden projects I can do indoors–things that can be accomplished in the laundry room or elsewhere in the house where a little dirt can easily be cleaned up. Do you have projects you tend to when the weather becomes too much?