Cool, wet spring during which not much could be planted in wrist deep mud.
A short period of nice days followed by record setting heat and humidity (not to mention monster mosquitos)
Now today it's downright chilly.
And something pulled up my carrot seed tapes, just when they were all germinating and I was beginning to believe that this was to be the first year I would have pretty rows of carrots! Every single sprout is completely dried out and dead.
The other seed tapes I made of rutabaga, turnip, and parsnip have been messed with, too. I am guessing birds pulled them up and the wind dried them out.
My tomatoes, peppers, and summer squashes have completely stalled out in this cooler weather. I am counting my blessings that they aren't dead yet.
So I try again tomorrow. There is still time, as carrots can handle the cooler temps in the fall. So can most of the others. Oh, the optimism of gardeners!
~...and that's all I have to say about that...~