Spicy globe basil in the #garden. Haven't tasted them yet but they're so cute! The gap below the top one is because the one there is mostly dead.
More sweet basil in the #garden. Far left has more Thai basil. Uh ... I might have gone overboard with the basil. Nah. The things that look like weeds are tomatillos. Tag is in the back one. Didn't tag them well last year and I think I ended up pulling a bunch out because they are so weedy looking. Might cage them this weekend.
Large leaf basil between the okra line in the #garden. More Thai basil in the far right. Too bad I don't think any of the eggplants made it this year.
Swiss chard in the #garden. I think this variety is Bright Lights.
#garden Opal basil sandwiched between sweet basil and a Thai basil. Front is the super fragrant 🍋 basil. Umm ... I like basil. A lot.
Okra in #garden are starting to fruit. They're still just a foot tall ...
Spinach in #garden are bolting because of the heat. Turned out to be a decent crop.
2 celery in the #garden r still alive! No stalk yet though.
Think I need to cook some collards from the #garden.
Corn in the auxiliary #garden is doing well. Primary garden 🌽 got eaten by crows. Ignore the weeds starting to invade.
#garden More tomatoes caged in what used to be a potato patch.
#garden Tomatoes at the end of the corn patch are caged!
#garden The collard greens are doing really well except the butterfly caterpillars are eating quite a number of holes in them.
#garden The celery are still alive!
#garden Spinach bed with some basil mixed in. Yes, there are some empty areas.
#garden Tomatillos caged with a variety of basil in front.
#garden Spinach bed didn't turn out too bad considering it's really a cold weather crop. I suspect they will try to bolt with the heat wave this week.
#garden Jack in the pulpit. Stem is cool.
#garden Melon and squash field. If I remember, I'll do a before-and-after picture in late summer when things fill in.
#garden Lemon grass. Was in the greenhouse. Now outside. Let's see how big it gets.
#garden Healthy little bok choy harvest. Yes, some flowered. Eat the flowers.
#garden Baby mango.
#garden What do you do with a 17 ft greenhouse? Put in a papaya 🌲!
#garden Big fat aphid came in with harvest. Bye-bye aphid.
#garden Pawpaws are starting. Picture is through glass so blurry.
#garden Small white cherry harvest. 🌲 is quite fruitful but the fungus gets half and then there's birds and various thieves. More than the none we got last year. I say another week before they're gone from the tree.
Random volunteer lettuce in the hula berries. That's now part of dinner. #garden
Sugar snaps starting to come in. #garden
Offensively named bok did reasonably well. #garden
Chocolate chia pudding with #garden berries. Yes, I already took a spoonful.
Strawberry harvest with a few hula berries and blueberries (way early but I got excited) mixed in. #garden
#garden Hula berry. White with red seeds. Tastes like 🍓 🍍 mix. I like that they're hard for birds to see.
Bug on my arugula. What is it? Apparently it's called an earwig. Now do I kill it or leave it alone? #garden
Ladybug! Wonder if it's the nymph I saw earlier. #garden
Yay! Peas are flowering. #garden
What is this lettuce called? This is what I really want but I never see it except for in the mixed greens package. #garden
My harvest up top. Lower left is what I fed to the critters. Lower right is trash. Hopefully now the lettuce has more room to grow or you know, be able to get light. #garden
So I went out early to pick a lettuce salad before it gets obnoxiously hot and the greens silently protest by becoming bitter, only to be greeted by the picture on the right. The arugula that came up with the mixed greens was taking over. All those sticky things, yeah, that's arugula. So I did a little bit of harvesting / weeding and ended up with the picture on the left. Still enough arugula left for one more destructive harvest. #garden
Yeah, I don't think the Swiss Chard is tender anymore. #garden
Broccoli heads need to be picked soon. The top one is already flowering. Yes, finally pick the Swiss chard on the top left corner. No I did not eat it, went to the critters. #garden
Bugs are weird. #garden
Ladybug nymph. #garden
@umikim I did start a couple of kobacha squash and both came up. Or one is up and the other one is 3/4 of the way there. #garden
Cell pack tray of a variety of squashy things. #garden
Okra, tomatillo, and basil that I planted last week not looking terribly happy with the recent cold snap and now deluge of rain ... but not dead. #garden
Spinach is sparse but some made it up. Hopefully rabbits don't munch on them too much. #garden
Ditto with the blueberries. #garden
Will be getting strawberries soon ... assuming other things don't eat them all first. #garden
Some pole beans coming up. #garden
Soybeans coming up. Not as many as I'd hoped but we'll see what it looks like in a week. #garden
Some heads are forming. #garden
Broccoli on the other hand is looking good. #garden
Don't think there will be much of a broccoli raab harvest ... silly little things are already flowering. Sorry, phone camera had issues focusing on heads. #garden
Non-variegated dogwood with lots of flowers. #garden
Put the collards in the ground next to the 2 celery. Watered them a little. Rain tomorrow should water them in better. #garden
Planted bok choy in the gaps. #garden
The 3 Chinese cabbage that managed to grow from underneath the arugula mess. #garden
Staked and tied the arugula because I couldn't stand the mess anymore. Not pretty, but works. There's one in the back middle that isn't tied. Not many leaves left on it so it's not too messy. Pulled one out. Picked the better leaves and flowers off to eat. Rest went to the critters. Yes you can eat the whole thing: flowers, leaves, seed pods, stem if you're making pesto. Flowers are fun to eat. Really interesting texture. Lettuces between the arugula should be as large as the the ones at the end but were too starved of sunlight. #garden
Super floppy arugula. #garden
And a couple of tiny celery at the other end. #garden