Ok, "Steam"tember has arrived. It was 109 here yesterday, and is expected to be 112 here today. San Francisco is smashing heat records left and right; suffice it to say that this is a heat wave we didn't really expect. Or rather, I should say, we DO expect heat in September, but maybe not quite so extremely!!!
Anyway, what that means is an indoor day for us. I'll go out about three times and give the chickens a spritzing, and make sure the bees have water-filled bowls nearby; other than that, not much gardening activity is taking place. Luckily, I've done a lot of September's list already, and will continue to do it as the month goes on. Leeks, carrots, and beets have all been sown, the brassicas are all potted up and growing nicely, the kale, chard, and spinach will go in when I find room, and while I already tried to germinate peas in one place, they aren't taking, so I'll try them again somewhere else. But not while it's this dang hot!
I hope you're having better gardening weather on this Labor Day weekend, and can spend some quality time outdoors. Now, back to my iced tea and a binge-watch of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.