Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday June 24th

Not an awful lot to report today, things just keep growing. Despite daily bush shakings, we don't seem to have too many tomatoes forming. Not sure what that's about, but last year at this time I was harvesting the first of the cherries. We are a full month behind, and the plants look healthy, but it doesn't seem right to me. One thing is for sure - we are pretty much out of bees. There are none on the place and I don't know whether it's the ongoing collapse of the honeybee as a species, or that there is not water in the ditches, or if it's simply because we're turning more and more into a desert. The lizards and White-winged Doves are thriving, which supports that last possibility.

The eggplants are big and healthy and also fruitless. I've done a bit of paint brush fertilization, again with no results. About the only real success we have at the moment are a couple of at-will sunflowers that are simply striking. Looking at last year's photos, the planted plants were 3'-4' tall by now, again we're paying the price for that late April trip to Spain.

June 17th

June 24th

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