And the weather followed orders and brought on the sunshine. It was 33 degrees today and bakingly sunny. It was 25 degrees by 7:00am and 26 degrees at 10:00pm so hot, hot, hot all day. Had a great morning with some friends who came over to pick blueberries, then decided I'd do some garden work as I had the whole day free. I was wearing a neck towel, a hat and a loose cotton shirt but after 1 1/2 hours controlling the bean shoots, pruning the tomatoes, weeding the leeks and picking peas I began to feel a bit ill. Ooooh Erghhhh. Think it was just a bit too hot and the only liquids I'd had was three cups of coffee. Went inside for a rest and was woken when my neighbour dropped in four hours later!! Wow. I don't nap so that was a bit of a shock. We decided to meet up at 5:30pm as it was still too hot to be out there. From 5:30 we dug over another patch of garden, laid more of the dreaded plastic and weeded all around. We planted the third crop of cucumbers, Korean lettuce, sunny lettuce, fennel, a third crop of edamame soy beans and some more baby beats. Looking forward to a fruitful (vegetable-ful?) Autumn!
We finished up in the dusk at 7:30pm. There was a refreshing breeze coming up, it was getting too dark to see and we'd got a lot done. So, even with a four hour nap in the middle of the day it was pretty productive all said and done.