Much like the UK, we have been basking in a heatwave over here.
With family visiting, the gardens main job over the last couple of weeks has been as a place for the children to cool down.
Running through sprinklers, playing at the water table, water fights and bubble battles galore!
Sadly, with temperatures hitting the high 90’s (in fact, I believe we briefly hit 100F in Boston last Friday!) some plants have not survived. Our peas did not make it :(
The cucumber plants however have flourished and we now have a few good sized cucumbers to show for our labours!
The 7yo grew two of the plants from seeds planted at his schools Garden Club, and I have no idea as to variety, although my sister has suggested that they might be lemon cucumbers. The rest were planted from seeds that the boys picked on a trip to our local hardware store and are Straight Eights!
And if you’re wondering as to the wisdom of staking cucumber plants – it’s a temporary measure while we figure out how to keep the rabbits from getting them (and to stop them from wrapping themselves around other plants)! As they continue to grow and escape their tub, we will need to look at moving them somewhere else :)
My sons are so excited to see the cucumbers growing – and I have to admit, I am too!
I am linking up with the wonderful Mammasaurus again for her ‘How does your garden grow?’ linky – hosted this week by Helvetia Handmade. Click on the badge and be inspired.