Afternoon thunderstorms short-circuited my plan to make the vegetable garden presentable yesterday, so I was hoping to do that today and post some pictures. Mother Nature had other plans though, and the storm I was hoping would slide southward past my house to the west clipped my neighborhood with some torrential rain. I was still lucky though, as there are reports of quarter-sized hail just a mile or two away in that direction. I've only seen quarter sized hail tear through a garden of mine once, but it was devastating. As it was, I only saw a few pea-sized hailstones come down amidst the rain and then the storm passed.
There is a garden this year, however, and I promise to post pics once I weed it into respectability again.
I have 2 cucumber bushes, the produce of which I plan on pickling some point in August, 5 bell pepper plants, 3 tomato plants, a row of peas, a row each of bush green beans, yellow bush beans, and pole green beans, and basil and cilantro. I also planted onion sets on the outside perimeter of the garden fence, and despite being gnawed on here and there by some critter, they are doing well. I need to take another stab at green onions and radishes since those turned out to be a fail the first time. Some soil amendments are likely in order.
It appears another batch of thunderstorms with large hail are now sliding to the south/southwest from the east, so the hail watch continues.