Comparing the last week of June in previous years to my garden today, I can confirm what I believed to be true. Lettuce is great, peas are OK and worth the wait, tomatoes and potatoes are typical, zucchini and cucumber are lagging and cantaloupes are a bust. Nasturtiums should be blooming. Too much rain in June is not uncommon. Mother Nature is unpredictable.
Every year has it's challenges, successes and failures. I don't think I've ever had a year where everything I wanted went as planned or better. Something always fails. It might be melons or sweet potatoes or even summer squash you just never know. Heck in 2013 I killed a cherry tomato plant! Those things usually get eight feet tall and six feet wide.
A few things worth mentioning this week:
|The tomatoes in pots are beautiful. Deep green, healthy and blooming.|
They are keeping pace with the tomatoes in the bed.
They are four rungs tall on the ladder which is typical of this week
|I love watching sweet corn follow the sun throughout the day|
|I'm about ready to forget about cantaloupes this year |
and proceed with bush beans instead.