I spent some time at the garden this morning taking care of a few odds and ends. As expected, the warm, dry, sunny weather has really been a boon to our gardens and I'm seeing good results here at home also. Plants that were sickly after the last rain are putting on new growth so we survived the deluge. Check your tomatoes and peppers for new leaves budding out the top of the plant. Here's what need to be done in the next couple weeks. the onions and garlic are just about finished growing. As the leaves yellow the plants are taking the last nutrients from the leaves and storing those nutrients in the bulb. It's time to pull both crops out of the ground. Dig them but do not wash them. Take the onions and garlic with the tops and spread them out on newspaper in the garage to let them completely cure. During the curing process the bulbs will make their paper wrappers. The tops will shrivel away and you'll be left with the bulbs that will keep for awhile. Onions will keep for a couple months garlic for even longer but enjoy them.
I saw lots of ripe strawberries at the garden, even sampled a few I know are unclaimed. We've got a great crop of strawberries!!
Keep planting warm season crops. It peak planting time.