To put into perspective my reasoning here are some pictures of the pumpkin bed.
|July 12, 2011|
|July 13, 2012|
The pictures make it obvious how much impact the weather has had. Everything is growing, and looks healthy, but the 2011 pumpkins were up over the roof of the shed by this time last year, and the 2012 pumpkins are only halfway up the wall.
Another big indicator is that last year it hit 100 degrees the weekend of our big summer camping trip, this weekend it might just hit the upper 80s on the same weekend.
On the bright side, my rosemary in front of the shed has gotten huge in just one year! (the 2012 picture doesn't show it.)