I'm relieved to say our temperature has dropped significantly, but we still have gotten no rain. Not much we can do about it but keep watering our garden and fruit trees which does seem to be doing some good.
The Morning Glories I planted way back on June 2nd are finally starting to grow and climb their trellis.
The second green cabbage head I harvested yesterday morning had a few insect holes in the outer leaves but turned out to be a beautiful, tightly formed, perfect head inside. I made a big bowl of coleslaw but didn't use much of the head because it was so big.
I'm always surprised at what dense and lovely ferns the asparagus spears turn into after we stop harvesting it.
After years and years of talking about it, I finally planted a horseradish root this spring. We can't take anything from it this first year, but are eagerly awaiting making some homemade horseradish next year.
I could eat a kohlrabi like an apple when they're young and tender. My small crop of them is starting to size up.
It seems my slicing cukes are tripling in size over night. Won't be long before I can pick and serve a crunchy cucumber salad.
And my first sunflowers are opening. I do love sunflowers and planted three different varieties this year, all of them "shorties" which shouldn't grow more than four feet tall. I love the flowers but really dislike having to use a chainsaw (slight exaggeration) to get rid of the six, seven or eight foot tall stalks at the end of the season!