As usually happens in the month of June, the growth in the garden is s-l-o-w, and I'm once again positive nothing will ever grow to maturity. The fact that we've been suffering from lack of rainfall hasn't helped the situation this year either.
I can't remember a season when I've had to water the garden so often this early in the year. But, 'tis what it is, and we have to flow with it.
My pepper plants, even situated under their cold frame protection, haven't been showing much growth. Most of the transplants aren't even yet a foot tall.
However, this little plant (bless it's heart) has decided to put forth fruit anyway. I don't know if this means the plant is Superman-strong or has decided to put a last ditch effort into producing one lovely green pepper before claiming exhaustion and calling it quits.
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To insure I'll have more hours to put into our "big project" here this summer, we've decided to plant only half of our usual gardening space. This is hard for me as I simply love gardening and growing as much of our own food as I can, but Papa Pea and I have both been trying very hard to make some changes in our lives and this means slogging through some uncomfortable ways of doing things. At least for a (relatively) short (I hope) interim.
I'll post an explanation of our "big project" (and my lack of blogging) soon. Promise.