Well, it is officially summer and the weather is following suit. The mornings start out bright and sunny. With the temperature quickly climbing and by midday it is way too hot to be anywhere near the greenhouse. By the early afternoon I can’t stand still in the field as my black soil is so hot its starts to burn my feet through my shoes. That is my que to get out of the sun and take a break, I go drink some lemonade and eat lunch. I head back into the field in the late afternoon as everything is cooler from the afternoon winds that blow in from the west.
These hot summer days are great for all the summer crops. The tomatoes are growing non-stop and I even spied the first ripe cherry tomato last week.
The popcorn really enjoys the warm temperatures too, it seems to double in size every couple of days. The weeds also love these conditions and they are doing their best to out compete the vegetable crops. So right now my main task is weeding.