“What I’m picking today we should have had two or three weeks ago, that’s how far behind we are,” Rogers said of his tomatoes.
I think I’m even more behind than this guy in the Star today. Our little 160 square-foot garden is still limping along, producing a couple of tomatoes a week (from 8 plants!) and barely enough cukes to keep us busy. Hot peppers are totally stunted and my zucchini plants have perished without ever producing a single fruit.
Normally available in June, I haven’t seen much sweet corn available until a few weeks ago; my column tomorrow will put it to good use. The whole thing is a good reminder of how difficult it is to make a living growing food. Thank you, farmers.