Colorado has been extremely rainy this year. We were one day short of breaking a record of not going over 90 degrees for the entire month of June. I have to admit, though, I have really enjoyed the rain, the cooler temperatures, and even the occasional lightning storms. Maybe my heart belongs in Portland?
As an added bonus to all of this rain, my garden has been flourishing. The peas have taken over, to the point where I have to keep them from strangling the tomatoes. The zucchini plants have exploded, and little zucchinis are starting to emerge. I expect to start harvesting next week.
The tomatoes have been interesting. I think I have an infestation of Mexican Flea Beetles, so while there are tiny tomatoes evergreen on my plants, they seem to be stagnant. A lovely row of sunflowers is almost up to my hip in the back, I’m hoping these will attract the bad bugs and bees. I also picked all of the carrots I had planted in the first round.
The other plants are growing steadily, pole beans and bean bushes and peppers, and the spinach has gone to seed so I need to pull it asap. In the meantime, I am so pleased with our first big harvest. These carrots are called “short and sweet” with a short growth time period. I planted a second round and should be able to harvest them in August.
I never thought I would be able to actually have a successful garden, but I guess the rain this year has washed some of the black off of my thumb and revealed a bit if green. Who knew?
Do you have a garden this year? Tell me all about it, and feel free to link to your site or blog!