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First, the herbs. We have mint (spearmint, I think), that may well burst the confines of its 4x4s and take over the yard. Which would be cool.
Rosemary and catnip cohabit in a large pot:
Here is the basil. It got zapped in a late frost last month, but it’s finally making a comeback:
Here are some zinnias that Yakko and Wakko planted (there are 4 pots total). If you look carefully, you can see a bud. Looks like 2 months from seed to bloom — we can’t wait to see it open.
Here is purslane, aka moss rose. Our gardening guru tells us that this particular strain is edible and that the leaves are high in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s just starting to bloom with little yellow flowers.
There are asparagus beans (large green beans, not actual asparagus) amongst the purslane, and we have Sugar Daddy peas just beginning to climb the sticks next to them. You can see pepper plants in the background.
Here’s a close-up of a jalepeño plant. If you look closely, you can see blossoms and the beginning of a pepper.
Our Sweet Million tomato is already living up to its name. We have 4 different tomato varieties planted.
Dill, strategically planted next to the cucumbers. We have lofty pickle plans.
Cucumbers! They’ve grown enormously in the last 2 weeks (we’ve fertilized). That blossom has a little proto-cuke behind it. So exciting.
We had some Yukon Gold potatoes in the pantry that were starting to sprout, so we threw them in a big pot with some dirt. Nothing visible happened for about 10 days, then BAM! The stalks have literally grown about 1 inch/day. We need to add more dirt to the pot.
Bush beans, ahoy. We have about 10 plants. You can see little baby beans on either side of the blossom. Those suckers grow FAST.
A tiny New Zealand spinach lurks amongst the beans. We have a few more between the tomato plants, but this one has grown the most. I’m not sure if that’s due to more shade or more water.
This is our giant pumpkin plant. With the brick for scale, you can see it’s not giant yet. But look under the leaves…
Flower buds. Cinderella, your coach should be ready in about 3 months.
Yakko and I filled an old wagon with topsoil and shook one of those mystery flower-seed canisters into it. Time will tell…
And finally, we have a canteloupe patch.
Here’s a long view of the main vegetable garden from west to east (aka, from beans to purslane).
Hurrah for the Garden of Eatin’!