Summer drought

After the promising beginning in the last post, reality took over.  As soon as I planted some mixed lettuces and the seeds I mentioned, the rain stopped.  For about six weeks we had no rain at all and in the last month we’ve had only a sprinkling.  The seeds did not sprout (except for some self-sown cilantro and ONE carrot), and the mixed lettuces I planted from Roxbury immediately bolted, IMG_20171017_163406while the kale, as usual, was attacked by some kind of bug.  The only thing that thrived was the mustard greens that you see behind the extraterrestrial lettuce.  They are hot!  Cooked down for a bit they are delicious and not so bity.  But all in all, pretty much a failure.  We are promised rain the day after tomorrow, and I live in hope.

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