The garden has received over three inches of rain with more to come this week. Most of the plants are big enough to handle the heavy rain but some did not fare as well. With the rains, everything is growing but so are the bugs multiplying and there are more of them this year than last. But I am now picking tomatoes and lettuce and greens, I hope the pollenaters come back for the squash which is about to flower. I love gardening, what else can you do with so little and get so much...
The garden after more heavy rains, drying out
Squash flowering, can't wait for new squash
Tomato plants are now waist high with lots of tomatoes
Carrot plants four feet high and seeding with big carrots in the ground
The garden is looking good so far: greens, lettuce, cabbage, squash, broccoli, and tomatoes all coming along. I also have potatoes and carrots coming up and my first ripe tomatoes. And I have some tall mesclun plants that look almost ready.
With a dry line approaching my area ahead of a cold front, temps soared over 90 for a day. Humidity levels were above 60% and for a day we jumped to July. Tuesday and Wednesday will be cloudy days with a chance of thunder storms as cold front is set to come through area by Wednesday morning. In the meantime, we were in July for a day only two days after an arctic freeze on the east coast, we live in times of weather extremes..
I went to a Farmers market in the town of Bee Cave on a Sunday which is about 15 miles from me, seems to be the closest one to me. I saw some interesting goods but just did not see anything that I wanted. I think I will keep looking around for specialty foods or home made stuff with a different ethnic flare.