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!
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.
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!
Our newest wildflower patch is also off to a stunning start. It sure has been nice to have Mother Nature water it for free!
Really, I’m not complaining. June 2019 has been a lesson in patience and being grateful for what we have.