That would be the the bulk of the spring lettuce going to seed and the rest of my escarole. We have had well over two inches of rain since Friday. Yesterday we had a light, steady rain all day long. The rain, combined with the high temperatures has not been a good combination. Today their has been no rain, but it is overcast and the grass is still wet! So far, my two enormous 'Ruby' lettuce plants that blooming like crazy are still healthy.
Thursday and Friday we had tremendous down pours that flattened the cosmos long the driveway and those 'Ruby' lettuce plants. Today I was finally able to get out and prop them up.
The heat and rain have been a boon for the cucumbers and pole beans. Their leaves are now getting enormous! The 'Black Cherry' tomatoes are now at least a foot taller than the 6ft fence they are trained on.
|'Diva' cucumbers and pole beans racing up the trellis.|
|The 'Dvia' cumber leaf is larger than my hand.|
|'I could fit three hands on this 'Blush Potomoc' leaf.|
|'Black cherry' tomatoes reaching for the sky.|
|'Cornetto Largo Verde' pole beans ready for harvest.|
The zinnia's are also growing like crazy.
|From 'Bon Bon' mixed zinnia.|
|Unknown cactus zinnia.|
|Another unknown cactus zinnia.|
|A very unusual form from the 'Bon Bon' zinnias.|
|'Spun Gold' marigold.|
I haven't been able to harvest much last week. It was usually to wet to get into the garden.