Sunday, September 5, 2010

Seed GROW Project - September

About this time of the year, I want to chuck it all in the garden. Give up watering and tear out the uglies. We've had an especially hot and dry summer and even though it's cooled down in the last couple of days, the lack of rain has really taken its toll.  I've tried to keep things watered, just to help them make it through, but I can see that in spite of my best efforts, I will lose a few things.

The nasturtiums that we're growing as a part of the Seed GROW Project are hanging in there and I can honestly say hanging now! They finally grew to a length that officially means they've lived up to the title of "Climbing Nasturtium."

Because of the hot and dry weather - and in spite of my best watering efforts - the plants have had their lower leaves dry to a crisp.  However, they're still blooming at the top! 

I wonder what they'll do as autumn cools things down.  The rest of the garden will breathe a sigh of relief, if it's still breathing at all. The gardener will, too.

Planted (direct sow): April 18
First bloom: June 12
Days to bloom: 55

"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project.
Thanks to for the seeds."


Weekend Cowgirl said...

Your Nasturtium is lovely. I love the color...

garden girl said...

I'm envious of your blooms Kylee. Our nasties haven't bloomed since early June.

It sure has been a hot summer! Here it's been so dry since the beginning of August. I've kept up with the watering, but it's just not the same as good, soaking rains.

Anonymous said...

I'm still not convinced that they're a climbing variety. But I guess I'm bein a little harsh on them. I've not been too pleased with their performance in my garden.

Kellie Dobbie said...

I have always believed in these plants to endure the heat and I was right. In fact, they are beautiful right now.

Connie said...

My potted nasturtium always revive in the cooler fall weather, after a a few weeks under the porch during the hottest days of August.

Darla said...

I can't believe they are still hanging in there. Glad to know I am not the only one that feels like throwing in the towel for gardening right now. Although we won't, right?

MrBrownThumb said...

Woot! Congrats on the blooms and them finally growing long enough to climb up.

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