It's been a bit hectic around here, what with one daughter turning 21 and the other packing up and heading off to Europe for six months. Oh, and I had to review the copy edits on HOUSE BROKEN. Terrified of sending it to press with a booboo, I had a hard time letting it out of my hands!
Which is all to say that I will write a proper post later this week. For now, I thought we could monitor my Mothers' Day garden.
Here it is on the day it was born. On three say, "Awwww!"
A month later, everything had gotten a grip.
We had radishes, lettuce, Swiss chard, arugula and basil. June was sweltering, so the lettuce didn't last long and the arugula got so strong we could've used it as paint remover.
Today we had our first tomato for lunch. There's no photo of it because we ate it. Here's what the garden looks like now.
We're harvesting peppers, chard, beets, cilantro and, of course, zucchini. I'm doing battle with the Japanese beetles that are threatening the beans. So far, I'm winning. I've had to cut back the tomatillos because they were crowding out the onions, but other than that, everyone is playing nicely. And, as you can see, it's a no-bunny zone. They are EVERYWHERE.
Hope you had a fantastic Fourth!