To put this recent heat wave in perspective, I'm usually craving some sun and a hot day on June 30th. It's usually still reliably 65°f and rainy right about now. Fourth of July weekend is the first moment a Portlander can expect to see the sun - and she really looks forward to it.
This year, I'm really lucky to be escaping to the coast on the 4th. I'm looking forward to the clouds and cooler weather - a complete reversal of my usual M.O.!
So, suffice it to say, the weather has been weird this year, and my garden has loved it so far, even though I have been wilting at times. Without further ado, the much-anticipated photo of my first ripe tomato of the season. They are supposed to be orange!
|Sun Gold Tomato|
For some more historical perspective, here is some of my tomato documentation from years past:
2014 - Mid-July
2013 - Mid-July
2012 - July 3rd
2011 - August 5th
2010 - July 23rd
2009 - July 17th
2008 - Sometime in September (I got my garden in late)