Took my little camera out to the garden today and snapped some pics.
I think the California poppies are pooped. I also think I should have thinned them out this spring so the bed wasn't so totally clogged with them. Live and learn. Next year . . .
But lookee here! The very first zucchini blossom juuuust about ready to open.
Remember the foreign plant that grew in the middle of the row where I thought I had planted all Osaka Purple Mustard seeds?
I pulled it today thinking I'd find some kind of a gigantic radish on the end. Whoops. After tasting the leaves, I knew what it was. Arugula.
Here's my wild wild flower bed. Just as I feared, it's choked with about 99% . . .
. . . Bachelor Buttons. Nothing wrong with Bachelor Buttons, but how come so many in the seed mix?
After my first planting of slicing cucumbers were mowed down by who-knows-what at a Big Bug Luncheon, I replanted and these plants are now about 4" high. It may be a loooong time before we have cucumbers this summer.
My edible podded peas ("No trellising required" - ahem) are now about four feet tall and starting to flower. I'm salivating already . . . crunch, crunch, love those pea pods.
This is my main bed of yellow onions. I also have two partial beds with more. I tried some red onions this year and hope to get some keepers. Have only tried growing reds once before . . . unsuccessfully.
My one and only bed of carrots this year . . . instead of the usual three. (See? I have cut back.)
Oh, basil. Happy, happy basil. I've never been able to grow basil before. (I know, anyone can grow basil. Nope. Not me.) But I actually think these two plants are looking pretty good. Now I'm afraid to take off any leaves to use.
the quotidian (10.23.17)
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