I look each day to see what is in bloom.
What is starting to set fruit.
The Kumquot smells heavenly.
The zucchini and yellow squashes are in bloom.
Their blooms are tucked under the leaves.
This zucchini fruit will be ready to pick in a day or two.
These showy, white flowers are carrots.
They look like Queen Ann's Lace, which is a wild carrot.
I have never grown carrots seed to seed before.
These are carrots we grew last year and left in the ground as an experiment to see how the seed was formed.
They are lovely flowers, too. I have a few cut and in my kitchen with herbs for use as garnishes.
This is a leek.
We left it in the ground last fall to watch and see how it produces seed. Very pretty.
Each evening I have been picking peas to go on our Romaine lettuce salads. A Spring Supper for us. Some of the peas I will let go to seed for next year. Once it is in the 90 degrees the peas begin to wither. I hope to get at least another week of fresh peas. It has been warm and I am not sure how long the pea vines will hold up. Forcast is for rain and a cool down.
The tomatoes are in bloom too. Important time for them. They like the heat! The winter sowed tomatoes are just starting to set tiny fruits.
The peony poppies are in full bloom.
These are winter sowed this past year from seed I have saved. I am watching all the poppy seeds for ripening. The plants look a mess but I know to wait a few more days for seed. Come next week I can begin that harvest.