Late Spring Heat!

Dear Liza,

It has been HOT in Portland!

I went out picking up trash with the Adopt One Block folks this past weekend. In an hour and a half I collected about 20 pounds of old masks, cigarette butts and beer cans. It is very satisfying to make a part of my city better. But by the time I got home, I was a very sweaty Grandma Judy.

In the garden, the plants are reacting to the heat by charging out of the ground. Our only difficulty seems to be keeping them watered! I will be heading over today to transplant some cucumbers, pumpkins and tomatoes, and I will make sure to flood the plot.

To protect my newly planted babies from wily crows, I did some crafting. Using cardboard boxes used to sell cherry tomatoes, netting from avocados, and shipping tape, I made cages. I will place them over the little ones and hope for the best.

I am hoping the clever crows don’t just lift them off and fly away!!!

All tucked in safe and sound….

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

2 thoughts on “Late Spring Heat!”

  1. I applaud your efforts to keep the crows away but in looking at your picture it made me wonder if you have any type of weight in those boxes to keep them from being blown away by the wind? I was also wondering why you were transplanting? Did you start them out close together and they needed to be thinned? Inquiring minds need to know! Thanks for keeping us in the loop

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    1. Hi there,
      On the second day, I noticed one of them had overturned, so I placed skewers in an X arrangement down through the netting and in to the ground. It worked well against breezes. I was transplanting because the first seeds died in the ground, so I started a second batch in my sunny kitchen window. Our two hot days this week have caused everything to grow so quickly! See you (on ZOOM class) later!

      Sent from my iPad

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