The garden has taken a back seat to grant writing this week. Ironically, the grant that was taking me away from the garden today is one that, if we get it, will help pay for the garden next year. I did go out to take what I call a "sanity break" and checked on the plants. I have never grown tomatoes that have taken so long to ripen! But it's been so hot, unrelentingly hot. The whole garden looked like it was stooped over with the effort to survive the heat. (Well, maybe not the watermelon plant. It looked pretty happy.)
I tied up one drooping plant and asked the residents to water deeply tonight. I'll check in again in the morning.