A bit of something for everybody
Our current growing season in Sandy UT looks like being shortened from both ends. We had snow falls into May and now the nights are indicating that the Cool is on its way.
The last several days have been decidedly cooler, and the summer heat has been tempered. A real lack of bees at blossom and flowering time has had a severe effect on garden produce.
Garden beds have begged for ever increasing amounts of water. After all, we are high altitude desert. Rain is measured in drops per acre.
Squash and zucchini are still without product, and look like missing the boat entirely. To fill the salsa gap, tomatoes are abundant in numbers, size and quality, but peppers of all colors are rather poor and minuscule. Onions, garlic and most herbs appear to have had a year off.
Our front porch has received several cantaloupes with inviting scent and a taste to back it up.
I have noticed in Sandy that people who are lax locking their cars during the week are more vigilant on Sundays especially at Church when there can be an attack of the mystery squash and zucchini fairies, who have tended in past years to deposit produce in unprotected vehicles. In bumper years, front porches have been secondary targets. (Note to fairies: We have enough tomatoes, thank you very much).
ROI for Sandy home gardens, this year, may be very low, but the exercise of gardening has, nevertheless, been quite satisfying (ie we haven't forgotten how).