It’s finally hot and dry in Tacoma, and I’m watering every day now. The Swiss chard has been coming in for weeks, grows lovely new leaves every time I top off the seed tops. The cucumbers blossomed but I don’t think they are going to put out. The peppers never germinated at all. There is a lovely volunteer head of leafy lettuce that will make one large salad and a few volunteer kale from another season. The red basil is struggling along, I will probably pot it in a few weeks and bring it indoors to a sunny window. The surprise is the neighbor-cat coming over to drink water from my leaky hose. The big news is the tomatoes are bursting out all over!