“We love this weather!” exclaim the tomatoes, squash, melons, corn, and beans. “About time!”
Oh, don’t forget the baby basil, starting to plump out their true leaves.
Do we gardeners get bonus points for our patience?
Yes, finally we have been graced with several days of real summer weather, so that the logarithmic growth rate is very visible. Rumor has it that consistently warm days will not be with us until late July or August, and we’ll be bouncing around with cooler weather again, possibly this coming week. But, it finally feels like we’re in the real month of June, albeit near the end.
With the longest days of the summer solstice at hand, as if on cue, the spinach has bolted, as well as a couple of beets and some lettuce. Time for a big greens harvest.
Although we’re not tracking the pounds of bounty going to the food bank, per se, I think it would be fairly realistic to say that at least 75% of June’s bounty is going to help others. At least 7 pounds of greens were harvested this morning, headed directly to a food bank.
Prediction: no knee-high corn by July 4th; maybe shin-high. Will report!