My garden tells me summer has arrived

Lots of rain has meant lots of weeding. But once the weeds have been removed, they reveal that food is actually growing!

Here’s another shot of a pea flower.

And I finally know what type of peas I have growing, because there’s one that is achieving full size.

Yep, snow peas.

Walking onions are continuing to walk. I’m not seeing bulblets… simply these flower joints creating more long green stalks that try to move somewhere!


Other things that are growing: tomatoes! not just flowers, I’ve got little rock-hard green tomatoes here:


I’ve also got the startings of some cherry bomb peppers:


I hope the sight of these wilting zucchini flowers means I’ll have some zucchini soon. It’s hard to tell: the plant has separate male and female flowers, and only if you catch them fully open can you tell which sex they are.  I hope some of these were female.

The lettuces and kale continue to produce, and the basil plants look like they are gathering strength and becoming more vigorous, so I hope I’ll have basil to accompany my tomatoes when I look to start making preserves.


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About pat

Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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