Here we are, it’s suddenly the middle of June, we finally got some rain on Sunday, and the garden’s starting to look like a summer garden. The tomatoes seem to grow an inch or two a day, corn is already knee-high, the beans are clamoring for a pole to climb (need to get on that…), and the squash are filling out.
The spinach is all pretty much fizzled out (along with radishes), but the lettuce I planted must tolerate heat well because it’s still holding fast and only starting to think about bolting. I picked the first flush of shelling peas, and the snap peas remain, as always, totally undeterred by any weather, and growing like mad. The garlic is starting to yellow a bit, so maybe that means it’ll be ready to pick in a few weeks. I might also be able to pick some turnips shortly.
All in all, things seem to be doing okay, at least mostly better than last year. Some of the cool weather stuff didn’t last as long because of the heat and drought, but even the short window of spinach we had was much better than last year. So far it’s shaping up to be a pretty good year, as long as it rains from time to time.