Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm

In Shivery June

Three weeks of unseasonably chilly, stormy weather have taken a toll on the gardens of In the Night Farm. Raging winds tattered the leaves of the chichiquilite huckleberries, laid the squash plants flat, and beat the life from the ground cherry and melon seedlings. Chilly nights left the tomatoes and peppers looking tiny and forlorn, seemingly even smaller than when I set them out in mid-May.

On the bright side, the greens and brassicas are thriving. The lettuces are lovely.

So is the arugula, though bolting reduced it to an aesthetic attraction during a few, hot days in early May.

And the peas are loveliest of all.


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