...I am predicting drought this summer. Earlier in the year, rainfall for the Eastern US was below average , but NOAA claims that it was higher than average more recently. Personally, I think that we are not out of the woods yet.
Above, is a picture of our tatsoi, which, as I mentioned in my Garden Update , has bolted. Today, I got word from my boyfriend that one of our newest beet plants has also bolted. There are some things, like spinach, that we have not been able to grow, because...they bolted. Our weather is really erratic, mainly where temperature is concerned.
I think we are going to see more of this, and based on the mild winter that we had in the DC area and on my observations of our plants, as well as trends I am seeing regarding my own health problems, I think it's going to be a really hard summer.
I would very much like to be wrong, but I have a very strong feeling about this. You don't need to be a Weather Witch or to have a direct line to Gaia or have a crystal ball or divining rod (etc) to know these things. You only need to be aware of what is happening in your community.