Summer is finally, sort of here, if No Rain = Summer, that is. Well, apparently, the rest of the world (i.e.. the West Coast of Canada and the UK) are having a dismal, soggy June, so I won't complain, but my veggies need to be rained on at least once a week! The weather here is warm-ish, when the sun is out, it's hot but there is a whole lotta cloud out there getting in the way.
I am having overall good success so
far with the veggie patch, the seedlings I started a few months ago
transplanted well and are thriving in the sunlight, particularly the
broccoli, although I have been warned that the pests love them so who
knows how long they will last. The broccoli are the big ones you can see
in the front bed here:
is the second bed. The row of beans is at the right there and then the
leeks are on the far left, very spindly stalks but must sturdier since
transplantation day. The seedlings in the front right are kale and
chard, doing well as I just scattered the seeds randomly in that patch
with no particular skill.
I also had grown pepper and tomato
seedlings. The peppers are looking healthy but seedlings remain small,
very small. The tomatoes are, well....just about hanging in. I think of
the 24 or so seedlings I grew, 6 are still alive, and I use the term
alive very loosely. 2 of them are doing well (pictured), if not a little
small, but looking promising. The others could go either way at this
point. I've tried to position them where they will get the most sun all
day but it's been quite cloudy this week. I want full sun in the day and
rain at night. Please.