Today on the boulevard the broom corn has reached 10 feet tall and the millet-like sprays are opening. It is sure to add another few feet. The amaranth heads are 3 feet high by at least one foot wide. The cotton is blooming , pink, white and yellowish greeny white blossoms reflecting the various varieties. The artichokes are vigorous,the beet tops are red, green and other variations. Rice is tall but no grains have appeared yet .The chard is knee high. The sorghum is inching higher and developing their sweet sap. The buckwheat is flowering and setting seeds known as kasha or soba!