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This week in the vegetable garden

Tasks: We're trying to stay out of the heat, so we harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, long beans and zucchini, then made sure everything was well watered before heading into the AC!

Observations: Many of our containers are really showing the heat, while some still look good. We'll need to fertilize soon to keep them blooming into the fall.

Challenges: Heat, obviously, and keeping everything watered but not too wet are the biggest challenges. The cucumbers and zucchini are not pollinating real well because of the heat.

Anticipated next week: More harvesting, watering and general maintenance. We have some seeds to plant if it ever gets 10 degrees cooler!