Well, we had 4 days of sunshine and temperatures approaching 80 on 2 of those days. Let me check my calendar again and see if it's July or May. Rain Saturday, Sun and cooler Sunday, rain due all week. Even the real farmers are griping!
So I snuck outside between thunderstorms for these pictures.
The lettuce plants keep standing up straight, and I keep cutting the leaves from the bottom, and they're growing like nobody's business. Christo, thanks for the suggestion. I'm using it on my red leaf lettuce, too. There are a lot of salads in my house of late.
I swear my spinach grew 6" with the sunshine, but the leaves still seem small. I'm thinking of cutting some if the rain ever stops, and seeing what happens.
And look at these pretty onion flowers! I didn't know onions flowered. That does not mean I'll be growing them from seed next year. My local Agway has nice onion sets, thank you, and I like supporting the Miller family descendants by buying from them. (Yes, my Agway is in a nice old barn with nice old worn floorboards, and as far as I know, descendants of the brothers who started it a zillion years ago still run the place.)
And I have my first zucchini flowers! I put these in one of my tomato supports, and forced the leaves to grow upward, instead of out in a vine, and it looks like I'm getting a zucchini bush instead of a plant crawling all over my yard.
This is my first square foot garden, and I really like it. No weeding, minimal fuss, lots of fresh veggies right outside my door. How much better can life be?