This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, June 15, 2012

wet cool spring

This evening I heard on the TV news that we have had the coolest June in 30 years. What a surprising spring! It was so warm in March, then so cool May and June. The peas, lettuce and brassicas are doing great. But I am starting to worry about my warm weather crops. The tomato plants are small, waiting for their growth spurt. Basil is looking sad. Cukes are small, watermelons too. I'm glad I did not to plant other melons this year.

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Blogger Paloma said...

Great picture! I hope you get the warm weather you need for your other crops! :)

June 18, 2012 11:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is this rain you speak of? I don't recognize the stuff. Ha ha

June 19, 2012 12:42 AM

Anonymous Soilman said...

Sounds like you've had exactly the same weather as the UK.

It's been grim. As you say, none of the warm weather crops are worth a damn and even the cool weather ones are pretty crappy – they've been drowned!

June 19, 2012 4:08 AM

Blogger Gardening in Texas said...

Our summer has been so hot our tomatoes are though for the season. Mid 90's every day. Hang in there. We will gladly share!

June 19, 2012 8:03 AM

Blogger Vanessa said...

We have had the opposite, a very hot spring.

June 19, 2012 10:16 AM

Blogger Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

I agree, great picture! So true about the cool June weather (I'm in Maryland). I have to say, though, that it's been good for my late-planted lettuce and carrots. All I have to worry about now are rabbits.

June 19, 2012 12:28 PM

Blogger The Cookie Jar said...

Things are no better here in Dublin. Only thing doing well is the weeds.

June 19, 2012 1:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weather fluctuation made some of my veggies go to seed before I can see a thing, my strawberries are shocked (I think they are not sure what to do) too many bugs this year. many crabs look stunned, but I am keep giving my love to them and hoping hey will recover.

June 19, 2012 2:30 PM

Blogger Nichole said...

Look at those big fat rain drops! Things are getting even warmer here in Fort Worth, so hopefully it will for you too!

June 20, 2012 8:42 AM


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