Although summer might be coming to an end that does not mean the end of work for the intrepid Mojave gardener. It can be the time when work is just beginning, or to be more accurate, when the work picks up again after a brief summer lull.
Until it cools down to those balmier autumn levels, many of us will simply look over the garden with a certain level of satisfaction. When temperatures are above 90°F, only a few people are going to pull weeds with the same enthusiasm they had back in the spring. Even observing our plants as they grow is more than a passive activity.
A healthy garden does not require us to labor terribly energetically at all times. By August, any gardener has earned the right to enjoy what is literally “the fruits of one’s labor”.
Stepping back and paying attention allows us to see what has or has not been successful. Continue reading.