A absolute nightmare heat descended on Minnesota last week. My father-in-law follows weather like a hawk online and he said Vergas had a temperature of 97 and a dewpoint of 83 last sunday for a heat index of 122 degrees!! Man, it was insane.
As you can imagine this is not good for any crop. Even vegetables like melons and tomatoes which really like heat just shut down and try to survive, especially with such little moisture in the soil. Luckily we got nearly an inch of rain last Friday night, so I think all the plants have made it “over the hump.” So, pray for a solid 80-some degrees with a weekly rain from here until frost.
Juliet paste or plum tomatoes (new)
Taxi yellow tomatoes (new)
Valley Girl tomatoes (new)
…all these small, early-variety tomatoes are just coming in, so supply won’t be great.
Mix of Cherry Tomatoes: Grape, Sungold orange variety, and Washington Cherry variety
Summer Squash and Zucchini
Garlic and a couple Garlic Braids
Last of Broccoli
Cut Flower Bouquets
Norland Red Potatoes
I’m out of town until Friday night, so let’s hope I have time and energy to pull off harvest!