|Peony bud about to burst|
|Tomatoes are finally perking up|
|Peapods have appeared and are filling out|
|Pea plants are still flowering, too|
|A young Alaska nasturtium (with the most gorgeous variegated leaves)|
|Carrots and blue curled kale|
|Bright Lights swiss chard|
|French breakfast radishes planted beneath brassicas|
|Romanesco (left) and cauliflower (right)|
|Massive romanesco leaves (but so far not producing that lime-green fractal head)|
|Clematis given by our neighbor. No blooms yet|
|Zucchini (or squash? one or the other)|
|Save the Bees flower seed mix sprouting|
|Hydrangea blossoms forming|
|Spiderwort (another plant given to me by our neighbor)|
Soon we will be eating fresh, chemical-free strawberries that are growing feet from our door. The peas will start to ripen in a few days and the lettuce, spinach, arugula continue to make fresh salads. The kale is getting big and offering its leaves to juices and the sauté pan, the brassicas are becoming massive (I wish I knew when I'll start to see the beginnings of romanesco and cauliflower heads, though) and I have been able to harvest the odd sprig or two of herbs (the plants aren't very large yet). The radishes began to bolt so I pulled them all up and replaced with a small row of green beans (a type that is actually purple on the plant) and I am waiting for my vine plants, which are in a new bed behind our house, to take off. I. love. my. garden.
Another inspiring thing lately…The Edible Garden series on YouTube. I think it originally aired on BBC but the 6 episodes are on YouTube now and I recommend them! I watched them all this week…they chronicle a year in a British backyard garden with a charming lady and her gorgeous, kind of crazy edible paradise. If you're into gardening (which maybe you are, if you're reading this), I definitely recommend.
I suppose all that's left for this post is to share a few harvest Instagrams!