Well, we're getting popup showers everyday now, but thankfully the sun gets to show itself for the majority of the time. As you can imagine, most of the plants really like it, but i'd rather not have the tomatoes and squash exposed to even a daily sprinkle. I know the pole beans sure don't mind, because one vine has reached the top of its' trellis extension. That's about 6 foot of growth before the month of June arrives - which is much sooner than last years'.
Photo below - here's one of the little stinkers climbing up a bamboo stick.
Photo below - I've gotta show the corn again, because some have even grown to at least 7 feet tall. After a close inspection of the plants, it looks like silks are forming on at least 4. That means that sometime between June 21st and 24th, the harvest will begin. Yeehaw! However, I still don't know what will be planted in it's place....Sheesh! It'll probably be melons, as I started some in small containers a couple of weeks ago. Don't know how they'll be trellised, though. I'll definitely put some thought into it.
Photo below - Here's the cucumbers growing in a swc constructed from a 34 gallon tote. The vines are running very well now, and I have to help them get attached to the makeshift trellis as they grow new tendrils. Cucumbers are just that way - requiring a little help from the gardener, of course. The problem of no bees to speak of has me kinda worried at this stage, because flowers are abundant and there's no fruitset yet.
Lastly, here's the congo watermelon being grown in an 18 gallon swc, which is much longer than the ones grown in the main raised bed. I expect they will do pretty good, but we'll just have to wait and see. My biggest concern is growing 2 of them in in there, as I haven't tried this before.
In other news, I have some herbicide damage to the tomatoes growing near the shed. Dangit....I was spraying roundup to kill the poison oak on the other side of the metal storage building, and it drifted about 30 feet...Sigh. Oh well, the plants will look really weird, but will still produce plenty of fruit. In the future I should be able to cover the toms with some plastic sheeting before spraying the same area, and maybe that will keep it from happening again.
Take care, and happy gardening!