Well, it seems inevitable now that Hurricane Bill is going to pay us a visit tomorrow, bringing with him Cat 1-2 winds and torrential rain. Ahead of his arrival, today the weather was the hottest that I can remember EVER — as hot as 40C in some places — combined with nearly 70% humidity. Ugh! Charlie and I braved the heat to make a quick shopping trip for my grandson’s birthday gifts, and came home to batten down the hatches on the balcony.
My tomato plants are over 7′ high! It was really difficult to move them, but I put all three pots as close as I could get them, and tied them all together. That’s about all you can do; Mother Nature will have her way with them anyway. I discarded three smaller containers that were starting to look pretty gangly, and the rest are as protected as I can make them. As I said, Bill will have his way, no matter.
So, here’s hoping Bill doesn’t overstay his welcome and leaves quickly — that’s the forecast anyway. If we should lose power, you might not see us Bluenosers for a day or two. They expect the storm to be about the same intendity as Juan, but faster moving away from us. Batten down, folks! And Bill, go easy on my tomatoes!