And There Goes June

Oh, June. What a month we’ve had in Cincinnati. Cool and rainy. Warm and rainy. Rainy and rainy.

Looks like the weather is changing this week—the final week of June. Not much rain in the forecast, lots of sun, and temperature goes up steadily to into the upper 80s.

In spite of the weather, or maybe because most of my veggie plants are in raised beds, the garden is coming along—slowly—but I know the first ripe tomato is coming soon. I’ve got my eye on this Roma!

Roma Tomato | Horseradish & Honey Blog
Patiently waiting for ripe tomatoes!

And the cool season crops have loved their extended growing season. Asparagus was plentiful, we’ve had peas for dinner a handful of times, I recently harvested beets, and the radishes are still mild and quite tasty.

Freshly-harvested Radishes | Horseradish & Honey
Mild, tasty radishes

While the zinnias, which usually draw in the butterflies, have just started blooming, I was lucky enough to spot a monarch caterpillar on the common milkweed last week. I’m hopeful the butterflies will show up in droves soon!

Monarch Caterpillar on Common Milkweed | Horseradish & Honey
Monarch caterpillar on common milkweed

Our newest wildflower patch is also off to a stunning start. It sure has been nice to have Mother Nature water it for free!

Newest Wildflower Patch | Horseradish & Honey
Love this mix of wildflowers!

Really, I’m not complaining. June 2019 has been a lesson in patience and being grateful for what we have.


  1. Mary R Gilbert
    June 24, 2019

    Brilliant decision those raised beds…mmm those radishes look beautiful.

    1. Sarah | Horseradish & Honey
      June 24, 2019

      Thanks, Mary! The radishes have been sooo tasty this year.

  2. Cary Williams
    June 25, 2019

    Hi, love your photos and your life as a urban-ish gardener.

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