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Sunny day after the rain.

Before and after a good weeding! It's the middle of June.

The plants are getting taller.

First flowers! This is a good sign that things are progressing well.

Tied the peppers to the bamboo sticks today. They are growing fine on their own, but now I don't worry as much about the wind. I saw more flower buds today as well. It looks like I'm going to have lots of produce this year!

This weekend the temperature hits 100+ degrees. I think the peppers like the hot weather.

I've noticed that some of the starter pots are showing through. Perhaps I didn't bury them deep enough or the soil is settling. So I've come up with a plan.

The plan accomplishes 3 goals in one! This will (a) till the soil, (b) control the weeds, and (c) cover the exposed starter pots by raising the bed level by several inches. As you can see below, I've dug a trench down the middle of a row piling dirt up on each side covering the base of each plant.

Then I took dirt from another part of the garden which is not being used and filled in the trench. The picture is a little blurry because I didn't get done until after sunset and the light was too low to avoid camera shake and get a good exposure.

It's the end of June. >> Go to July on Page 3

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