Starting out with a bit of an overview shot.
Then, we move to my Hop Monster.
He's kind of scary looking at this point, right? He's budding up all over the place and we'll be loaded in Centennial Hop cones shortly.
All of the tomatoes are blossoming or fruiting up. Here are some hanging ones.
The overflowing herb pot (mint, oregano, and thyme), and another pot with two types of mint (spearmint and orange mint)
Check out my one and only Meyer Lemon. A few more months.... nothing like it taking 1.5 years to grow one lemon.
A patio tomato in a pot
Baby straightneck yellow squash! Hoping to be eating one of these in the next week!
Here is the whole squash bed - that's a zucchini on the right, yellow straightneck on the left, the patio tomato in the pot, and there is a lemon cucumber sprouting in between. Those are Calendula in the very front. I have the squash growing in the upside down tomato cages to try to contain their sprawling greens.
The peas got a second wind, I think I have more developing now then I had when they were supposed to be at their prime.
The cabbage are finally heading up. Can you eat baby cabbage? I'm sick of the slugs trying to attack them and want to just pull them already.
This is my first baby tomato! It's a Cherokee Purple heirloom variety.
And then today I found this cluster of yellow pear tomatoes.
I LOVE their shape! Can't wait till they ripen up.
This is the part of the bed that gets the least amount of sun but it's growing like crazy. Lots of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers climbing over everything.
Here's a close up of a burpless cucumber that I'm trying to get to climb on some bamboo poles but it is much more interested in the neighboring tomato cages.
These cucumbers and their growing habits absolutely crack me up. I have three varieties growing: burpless, boston pickling, and lemon cucumbers. The lemon cuces are flowering already!!! I expect the rest to be so shortly.
My green beans. I recently discovered why they weren't growing up the trellis I made them... I bought bush beans, not pole beans. Whoops. They are flowering and making all kinds of baby snap beans though, can't wait to try them:
Can you spot the baby beans? They're in there I swear.
Just as a reminder, this is what that area looked like back in April. We've come a long way.
Lastly - I started a potted garden next to my driveway which is one of few areas that gets a ton of sun.
The big pots are all tomatoes: Jubilee Orange, Cherokee Purple, and Brandywine. They are sharing their pots with marigolds, purple basils, and lettuces. The small pots in front are for Adam - Cayenne Peppers.
Yesterday I started second sowings of lettuce, swiss chard, and arugula and a first sowing of Chervil. I'm going to have to keep these guys shaded and cool so they don't bolt in the summer heat.
That's where I'm at right now. I figure in a month I'll be up to my ears in edibles but for now I'm just counting down the days until I can pick my first tomato, cucumber, or squash.