The weather has been wonderful for the gardens lately. There has been a perfect blend of rain, sun and warm weather. So far, this growing season is shaping up to be much better than last year. June has seemed more July like as far as temperatures.
As a result, the garden has been putting on some impressive growth. Below is an overview:
It’s unfortunate that the spring pea pods are just beginning to flower and form pods. Unfortunate because the weather has been quite warm for June and the peas do not like it very much. I am picking a few pods here and there to munch on while I am in the garden, but haven’t had a substantial harvest yet:
The lettuce too began to show signs of bolting last weekend as temperatures have hovered in the 80s for quite a while. I harvested all I could and composted what wasn’t edible. I hope it will last a while in the fridge:
The pole beans are increasing in height. Kentucky Wonder is on the right and Purple Trionfo Violetto on the left:
Surprisingly the Trionfo Violetto was the first to wind itself on the trellis even though the Kentucky Wonder emerged from seed almost a week before it:
The potatoes seem to be doing well. The Kennebec are showing the first signs of blossoms which surprised me because Dark Red Norland are mid-season and the Kennebec late season potatoes:
The tomatoes are loving the heat and are putting on some remarkable development. Here are some of the Early Girl Tomatoes:
The Roma Tomatoes in the SWCs are also beginning to develop fruit:
The San Marazano Tomatoes in the SFGs are making headway (with a little help) up the nylon trellis:
I took these photos several days ago and can’t believe the difference when comparing them to today. We are expecting some rain over the next few days, then warm weather for the weekend. The garden will explode with growth with this treatment.