June 22, 2009

It's June

Here it is the 22nd of the month, the first day of summer, and it finally feels like June. The sunlight is of a white-hot variety and the temperatures will be in the 90's. There is forecast of monsoon weather for the upcoming afternoons.

Because June is generally hotter, the tomato plants shut down their blooming cycle for a few weeks, but with the cooler weather they have just kept on growing. I am afraid that by the end of July they will have grown out of their 5 foot towers! There are tomatoes, but they are still green except the little cluster tomatoes.

The rest of the garden is doing well. We are eating beans and zucchini and have had one cucumber. The poblano, pimento and jalapeno peppers have pickable fruit, no big bells yet.

I have noticed some grapeleaf skeletonizers but have been able to just pick the affected leaves off. Meanwhile, the grapes are getting larger and I will have to think about protecting them from the birds soon.

The six surviving sunflowers are about to unfold, and are now towering over the garden fence. Never having grown sunflowers (I have no idea why not), I wonder how long it will be before I get to contribute to the Great Sunflower Project and get to count bees.

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