Signs Of Summer

Heat tolerant peas!?! Not so much

July 4th: You can’t more “summer” than that!  I snapped some photos real quick before the 95 degree heat fried my brain.  Those Oregon Giant snowpeas that were supposed to produce all summer didn’t make it, not even close.  Since I have the space for trellis, i doubt i’ll plant these bush peas next year.

The front yard has really, really filled in!  7 foot tall sunflowers, butterflies and bees all over the place, it’s all working according to plan.  You can’t see any of the raised beds from the street, keeping the peace with the neighborhood: we actually received nothing but compliments from passers-by these days.  I really love these native yellow cone flowers, which are about 5 feet tall and have about 50 blooms!  

Naturally, it’s not summer unless there’s tomatoes.  The costaluto genovese are the first ones to ripen so far, with the amish paste and amana orange following close behind.






Don’t forget the heat tolerant bugs: silver whitefly!


The peppers and eggplants are going nuts with all this heat and cloud free days.  I’m very excited since this will be the first year that I’m coming anywhere close to harvesting an eggplant: Maine is a tough state for peppers and eggplants!




About Ryan

Urban gardening at it's best (sometimes it's worst)! Adventures and learnings from going 100% lawn free in a D.C. row house.
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2 Responses to Signs Of Summer

  1. novagardener says:

    Yellow coneflowers? Helianthus or ?

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