Good morning, Growers!
Yes, summer officially begins on Sunday, June 21st, 2009 at 4:45 A.M. PDT. It's the longest day and the shortest night of the year.
Ancient pagans celebrated summer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
Consequently, Lauren and I will be practicing leaping and long jumping Saturday evening, so we'll be ready to go Sunday morning. Fortunately, since we're going for weight, as opposed to height, we should be okay. I am planning on a small bonfire.
The weather's supposed to heat up this week-end in Southern California, so you may want to give your vine a little bit more water than usual.