#WeekendCoffeeShare – Thinking of Fall Gardening in the Dog Days of Summer

Hello, welcome to #weekendcoffeeshare. Come on in, grab something cool to drink or cool off. We won’t be going outside today. Alexa informed me last night that there’s an excessive heat warning in effect today and the weatherman said today will be a triple-digit day.

If we were having coffee, I may seem a little off to you, perhaps just a tad tipsy, I can assure you, I haven’t been drinking. It’s the antihistamine my doctor has prescribed. It’s supposed to help me sleep through the night without so much of an itch but instead, it’s making me sleep through the day, too. I’m glad I requested a day off yesterday because I ended up sleeping through most of the day.

At least my itch has temporarily subsided and the tiny lumps have gone from my arms and legs. I sincerely hope I did not just jinxed that. I also hope that my itch wasn’t from my skin lupus but from something I’m allergic to. The antihistamine seemed to had helped, so maybe I do have an allergy to something.

Of course, the doctor didn’t have a clue, if he did, he was too afraid to say it. I have an appointment at the end of the month with my dermatologist so hopefully, I’ll have some answers then.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you this workweek felt a bit rushed being a 3-day workweek. I felt like I didn’t get enough done and that I’ll have to work my butt off this coming workweek to get caught up. The month-end reconciliation always seem to be the thing that’s throwing me off balance.

If we were having coffee, I would give you a view of my garden, perhaps from a window. (The photo on the right is from another angle.) You will see the tall bunches of sunflowers swaying in the wind. You will notice one of my tomato plants is now climbing over half-way up a 6-feet pole. That variety is Super Sweet 100 Hybrid. That bed are full of hybrid tomato plants – Big Beef, Tami G Grape, Sweetie, Cherry – and a single heirloom variety of Beefsteak although, at the moment, the Beefsteak tomato plant is shrouded by two rows of green beans.

Speaking of green beans, I do wish I took a picture of the amount of beans dangling from the beanstalk. Some of the beans were probably 6-7 inches long and they’re coming. I’m proud of my harvest. Mom isn’t proud at all. She still thinks my harvests are puny and pathetic and I think I’m giving up trying to please that woman. I don’t know I keep trying despite already trying for what seemed like the last almost 30 years.

Anyway, most of my beans are bush beans, meaning all the beans mature at once (at least that’s what I’ve told). The plants are producing right now, though I don’t know where people got that information. I get a few beans from each plant daily, not all at once because that’d be crazy.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I cannot believe I’m already thinking about fall garden. I’m already thinking of all the leafy greens I get to plant again, of the carrots and radishes, my chamomiles will probably revive itself, and all the harvests. It’s mostly because of the YouTube videos I watch about people (whose channels I subscribed) are starting seeding for fall crops. It sounds a bit insane to be doing that already in July but in hindsight, it doesn’t sound insane at all.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to chat again same time next week.

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Thinking of Fall Gardening in the Dog Days of Summer

  1. I think gardening is therapeutic for you and given how you are stuck living with such a negative family member, your garden can be a place of escape that she will rarely follow you into. I say stick with it, ignore the complaints from anyone who knows little about being happy.

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  2. In OK we are on what seems like the millionth week of triple digit temps. I get up early to walk the dogs, but I feel for workers who have to be outside during the heat of the day. Our lawn watering is being restricted too.

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  3. Funny thing, I was thinking about doing that same for the flower box. Since the spring flowers are about to reveal the last of their blooms, I think it’s time to plant some fall flowers.

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    1. That’s a great idea, though I would start them inside before transplanting them outside since it might be too hot for them to grow in the heat of the summer.


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