I saw in Garden Voices that the San Francisco Chronicle had an article last Saturday on Gardening Blogs. Though they failed to list the outstanding (ha!) blog you are now reading, they do list a bunch of Californian ones. Full article is at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/17/HOG3OJE6P41.DTL. They point out that “Roughly 37 million blogs existed as of May 1 (Wow!), with 376 gardening blogs.” I’m surprised there are only 376 gardening blogs. (I hope they found mine! – But I guess it didn’t start ’til mid-May.)
Summer solstice, first day of summer, longest day of the year, last day of school. My garden is celebrating! In Massachusetts, we have 15:17 hours of sunlight today (sunrise 5:07, sunset 8:24). Maybe it’s a good day to get a lot of work done. Or a day to just hang out and enjoy the sun.
Tomatoes are blooming! I found a website that says “It takes about 30 days from the time the tomatoes bloom until fruit is full-sized and ready to start ripening”. http://www.oznet.k-state.edu/hfrr/hnewslet/2002/ksht0222.htm I’ll be looking for fruit on July 20! Nothing like fresh tomoatoes. These blossums are my Supersonics. The Early Girls are in bloom, too. Solanum lycopersicum