So, what else has been happening.....started working on a formal book proposal (I won't talk much about it yet, but am in contact with a publisher)....noted that the groundhog was back today defoliating my green beans, squash and lettuce plants (thanks to a neighbor, a large trap is set - we shall see who wins this battle)....did a detailed walk through of the tomatoes today to remove all infected lower foliage (mostly Early Blight and/or Septoria) in hopes of delaying or preventing its progress up the plant (typically it shows up on lower branches that don't see the sun - they can get wet and stay wet, which induces disease formation).....covered much of the center of the garden (near the squash and melons) with newspaper and covered that with grass clippings - easier than weeding!
We are picking Red Russian Kale, Beets, Rainbow Chard, some herbs (basil, parsley, burnet, oregano, thyme)....blueberries any day (if the birds leave them to us - got to use a floating row cover on them); cherry tomatoes perhaps a few weeks away, larger tomatoes setting fruit well now....some eggplant and peppers now flowering as well. If I were to rate the season so far, weather gets an "A", garden health gets an "A", critter frustration is at a bit of a high, however, due to the groundhog. Yesterday I noted that I should have had my garden deer sprinklers on during the day, but I now believe it was the groundhog, not deer.
What's next? Keep in that rhythm of the season (water, feed, occasionally spray, tie, top, observe, pick, weed), that's what's next!