I went outside this morning to hang out some laundry and was happily surprised to see a blossom on our zucchini plant. I wish there were about a dozen more so I could stuff them and cook them for dinner, but it's still a bit early yet.
I hesitate to even say it, but the gardens seem to be doing pretty well this year. We've already had a bumper crop of broccoli rabe, and assorted salad greens, and we picked the spinach yesterday because it's getting too hot now and the spinach was ready to bolt.
The front square garden has, going left to right, kohlrabi, green and red lettuces, potatoes and fennel, and then red noodle beans and some other kind of green bean. The other square garden was full of broccoli rabe not long ago and now has some tomatoes and an assortment of hot peppers. Behind that, along this side of the fence, we've got assorted tomatoes, basil, various squashes, garlic, some cilantro (which we have everywhere - it seeded itself) and a little strawberry plant that decided to show up this year and has done very nicely. On the other side of the fence are more squash, eggplant, basil, dill, cilantro, fenugreek, and an artichoke. The buckets are mainly peas, with one tomato plant.
Our cherry tree - the half dead thing to the right - will be coming down at some point, probably after the fruit is done. It just isn't happy here; sections of branches just die at random, and in order to get rid of whatever pest is doing that, we'd have to spray chemicals, and we just don't want to. So we'll let it bear fruit and then, Washington-like, we'll cut it down and use the wood in the smoker. No waste. And we'll probably extend the garden back further as well.