I wrote in 2019 that it was a weird year and a bad year for tomatoes. A cold spring and a very hot, dry June. Well, this year is becoming a repeat of 2019, with a cold spring and now a very hot June with no rain in sight. I considered 2019 “weird” since it seemed an unusual event. But it might simply have been the first of a new normal of extreme swings in weather. A cold spring slows down tomato growth, flowering and fruit. Cutting the season short and reducing crop size. And no rain means more watering needed, increasing cost of the garden both fiscally and in labor. This June has been very hot. Which has accelerated tomato growth over 2019, but it also has necessitated more watering. Que Sera, Sera.