Wednesday, June 27, 2007
We are only one week into summer, yet the dry time is here in a serious way. Occasional thunderstorms wet the surface of the garden and the cool mornings drop the dew, but otherwise soaking moisture is rare. In this area we depend on thick mulch to keep the surface of the garden cool and moist. The drought tolerant plants send their roots deep and use special strategies to reduce transpiration through their leaves. Living at the base of these huge mountains, our well is blessed with a huge natural reservoir which carries us through most any summer (knock, knock on wood!). So I spend a little of that mountain water on the tender herbs this morning.