From faithful correspondent Marvel:
We’re eating stuff from the garden and loving it. Here in the Willamette Valley, it’s not quite warmed up to Summer temperatures yet, but with our mild Spring, we’re enjoying lots of cool-weather veggies from the garden, especially lettuces, spinach, kale, chard and shelling peas.
That said: we’re making progress with a few of our warm-weather friends, e.g., last night I ran out of a critical ingredient as I was putting together some yummy bean burgers, then remembered we planted several dozen out the the back yard. Our first (sweet) onion of the season tested SWELL!
Here in New England, my tomato plants are flourishing and starting to set fruit, but even the impulse-purchase hybrid Black Pearl we planted out in mid-May hasn’t ripened any of the bakers’ dozen of plump green ping-pong balls tantalizing us yet. My two sweet basil plants have doubled in size, but the lemon basil hasn’t gotten much bigger and it’s already trying to flower, dammit. I never have much luck with lemon basil — any advice?
The daylilies (hemerocallis), on the other hand, are exploding with blossoms. I should get some pictures while I can, but for the last week it’s been rainy and/or overcast, not to mention so hot and humid it’s like trying to work in the bathroom while somebody takes a hot shower.
How are things in your gardens this week?