It’s hotter than fish grease in Georgia today. And by in Georgia, I mean inside this damn ghetto shack. For the past few days I’ve dealt with this with by doing nothing. These days it takes a lot to motivate me from getting up off this broken down sofa and actually do something productive. But today I finally hooked up my backup air conditioner. It is a pain in the ass to vent out the window, and it damn near killed me getting it done, but it’s been about half an hour now and the temperature has already gone down three degrees. It took Banjo about ten minutes to plunk himself down right in front of it. So we are feeling better already. I also discovered that this free standing A/C unit has filters that need to be washed, which I did. I was reminded that the filter for the central HVAC that I bought months ago is not helping anything until I put replace it with the nasty HVAC filter up in the attic. I reckon I will do that in a bit.
I have been meaning to ask you guys what temperature you set your AC to in the summer. I’m just curious because some days I am hot and others I am cold at the same temperature. It’s probably THE CRAZY.
The freestanding unit vents directly on to the one semi living tomato plant in the side garden. I picked two tiny yellow sun golds, or something similar while installing the window vent. That’s about all that the side garden is doing. It has been raining cats and dogs here lately which makes the fungi in my soil very happy. Now we are beginning the heat wave portion of the summer.
I have learned a few things this season though. while oregano is still the easiest herb to grow, curly parsley is much more forgiving than flat parsley. I planted one of each in the same pot in the same conditions and the curly varietal is still doing fine while the flat varietal barely survived a week.
My peppers are doing fairly well in pots, but not the ones I tried to grow in the side garden. I am pretty sure my stalker neighbor poisoned the side garden back when he poisoned the flower garden. I’m going to need to stick to container gardening from now on and just let the side garden go to the mint. I am really enjoying my mint this season. In fact when I was fiddling with the window vent on the outside, I picked some for the sweet tea I am drinking now.
I think if I am going to have any really good tomatoes this season, I’m going to have to go the Saturday markets. That would require going to bed before 4 am which never really happens during Big Brother season.
This is an OPEN FORUM for conversation. But PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL ANY TV SHOWS OR MOVIES. Try to avoid that subject altogether. We talk about that stuff enough during the week.
So how are y’all surviving the heat wave? What is happening in your garden?