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The Garden Blooms (7/20/15)

Hello! The Climate Change Garden has continued to grow and since our last post, more plants have begun to bloom. The Monarda didyma have fully bloomed, but are showing signs of stress inside the high tunnel. The midsummer plants have begun to flower, especially the Asclepias incarnata, and have already been visited by a variety of pollinators. The peppers and beans have also produced flowers, with the peppers having many more blooms and peppers than their outside neighbors. While the beans have developed split sets inside the high tunnel. Meanwhile, the cereals have all finished flowering and are now in the process of maturing for harvest. We have also had multiple heat waves come through the high tunnel, with some days reaching higher than 100 degrees!