Flowering / by Karie Luidens

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Another development in the last week is a sudden burst of flowering from a few plants that haven’t otherwise shown much development throughout June’s heatwave. The buds are tiny—tinier than the nail on my pinky, so tiny I didn’t manage to get them in focus—but they’re there! Above is amaranth; below are bean and melon plants. Maybe now that we’ve had some cloudy days and highs have dropped from the hundreds back into the nineties, these plants are finally able to channel some energy that had been reserved for sheer survival toward creating the next generation.