I'm getting fruit! The squash are growing.
The strawberry plants are beginning to produce more.
I anticipate being able to harvest some root vegetables soon. I have tomatoes on one plant, and blooms on several others. Here is my largest Arkansas Traveler tomato plant with blooms on, and soon the hubster will have to eat his words about how I started the seeds hopelessly late and there's no way we'll get fruit off the plants this year. At least I hope he will!
We've been harvesting lettuce, beet, radish, turnip, spinach and chard greens regularly, even if in small amounts. I've also been harvesting peas, green beans and another bean called Dragon's Tongue.
But there's some bad news, too. This Early Girl tomato that the hubster picked up from a nursery has not been happy since the transplant. It hasn't died yet, so I keep watering it and hoping it will make a comeback.
My spinach has bolted already. I keep trying to treat it like basil and pinch the blooms off the tops so they will keep growing, but it's not working. I guess we will have spinach for supper one night soon!
The bugs have found my garden. What are these little yellow guys? Eggs? Aphids? Whatever they are, I'm sure they're related to the half-eaten plant they reside on. (Sorry for the blurry pic!)
I've also been spending some time picking caterpillars off of several plants. And we have grasshoppers in abundance. This morning as I left for work, I noticed a very large moth hanging out on the side of the house. Hopefully it hadn't just deposited its larvae in my garden.
I haven't done much about the bugs yet, except to pick them off when I see them. But Emily over at The Harried Homemaker Preps had a post on some homemade insect repellent that I'm going to try. In fact, it's marinating in a jar on my kitchen counter as I type this. I just have to figure out what I can use to strain it, because I have neither cheesecloth nor a sieve.