Beans with issues
I saw Phyliss Williams of K & W Greenery out and about the other day. She said it’s been a weird year for gardeners, with the weather playing unexpected tricks on plants and people.
After a late spring, we had about four days of 90-degree temperatures in early June. Everything popped out of the ground.
Then things went back to more or less normal for this time of year, dropping from 90 degrees to about 65 degrees in a 24-hour period.
During the heat wave, my lettuce bolted, going from sweet leafy greens to fodder suitable only for ruminants with at least four highly acidic stomachs.
The bean seeds took off, too. Since then, they’ve been sulking, wondering why they made the effort.
Have you noticed anything odd in your garden? And by odd, I don’t mean “odd” like your spouse with his shirt off, or “odd” like the sudden appearance of marijuana plants in the tomato patch. I mean like “odd” like sulky beans or peonies seeking therapy.