Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally, It's Summer

The sun is starting it's trip south again and it finally is getting warm in the lower Columbia basin. It was partly cloudy yesterday with 10mph winds with a high of 70. Today - it's dead calm and clear, with a temp of 80F and still still 3 hours until peak temperature. High 80's to low 90's forecast for the rest of the week. YAY, I can almost see the corn and 'maters growing. Speaking of 'maters, I have some :-).

Tiny 'maters make me a happy fellow

Harvested some snow peas (about a dozen pods), some more lettuce and a smallish cabbage (it was spliting)(950grams) this last week. Keep forgetting to take pictures, sorry.
Still have 6 cabbage growing, with this bad boy being the biggest.

Guessimation of weight - 4 lbs

The 75% of knee high corn,

A little bitty pepper

The wifes flowers are growing and blooming nicely.

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Ribbit said...

Ah, for cooler weather. Things are looking great!

Annie's Granny said...

Yes! I finally felt warm today...it's about time. It got up to 85 here.

How come your tomatoes are bigger than mine? How come you have a pepper and I don't? And that cabbage! You can invite us all over for cole slaw, LOL! Flowers are purty, too.

Erin said...

I'm glad you are getting some "growing" weather - I have had my fill over here in VA! Very odd weather this year all over it seems. We have the same temps and dewpoints as an Amazon rainforest, I am downright sick of it!

DaBeardedOne said...

I think the strange weather here is being caused by warmer than normal ocean waters in the northern Pacific which are causing the jet stream to come out of the north instead of the south like normal. But thats a guess.

Granny, I think those 'maters are on one of the plants you gave me, the pepper too. Looks like I will have to harvest that cabbage, it's splitting, so it looks like it's kraut time.

Erin, I spent June, July and August of '73 at Aberdeen Proving Ground will in the Army, so know where you are coming from, us northerners just don't do hot and muggy. I can take 100f+ all day if the humidity is 30%.

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