I'm getting to the time in my garden where I need to go out every day and check on it. Just a few days ago, I harvested a bunch of these spicy salad greens and they are ready for another harvest. These, plus the Bibb lettuce and the already-bolting arugula, are past due to come in and get eaten.
And look! My tomato plants are beginning to get blossoms on them, and you know what that means: tomatoes are not too far behind. This is one called "Early Mid-Size" tomatoes. We have had plenty of sunshine, so the tomatoes should be ready in a couple of weeks, don't you think? I have no way to tell how long they go from blossom to table, but I'll be finding out, hopefully.
Sugar snap peas
My sugar snap peas are busy climbing the bamboo trellis I found to give them something to climb on. For the past three years I've planted them along the fence, but I learned that they taste much better if you don't plant them in the same place year after year. We'll see. That's my gardening neighbor Rob's blue bucket in the background.
I peered down into the broccoli plants, and sure enough, there's a beginning one in each of them. I remember from last year that the greens are also very delicious when steamed. I think it might be time for a few of them, too. The broccoli will come out before too long, I suspect. Oh boy!
I also rummaged around in the strawberry plants and found a few ripe ones. I'll bet you can guess what happened to these right after I took the picture. Yep, I ate them, and one of these days I'll be bring some in for my partner, but it will take a day or two or three. There's more delights in the garden, but I'll save them for a later post. I also notice that it's time to get busy weeding, too. Who needs a gym at this time of the year?