It’s hot. Someone on the street told me today was the hottest day Chicago has seen since August 2006. I think that’s a bunch of bull as I can place the brand of sweat trickling down my back to an evening last June when I wanted nothing more than an ocean to live in.
Sweat or not, hottest day or not, something has GOT TO BE DONE ABOUT THESE SEEDLINGS. They’re not doing well. Still not in the planter above. Some got so shook up from the constant temperature changes that they went kaput on me and show no signs of returning. I give up.
Almost. Thursday’s forecast says cooler temps are on their way and I swear to you, even if I plop them in the cheap black plastic containers my arugula are doing so well in (much bigger than the photo above as I have been plucking them to top burgers off the grill almost daily), they will be transplanted.
Excuse me, I have to go shower for the fourth time today. Did I mention it was hot?
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