The last time we went to the Booker T. Washington National Monument, they were giving away started seeds from their heirloom garden. So I picked up a few cantaloupe.
And also grabbed some free dill, which you see in the foreground. To the back left is a tomato, and the back right corner is garlic, followed by asparagus. This is the asparagus's first year, so sadly there won't be a harvest. But I have high hopes for next year.
Some of the lettuce that survived a surprise attack by the twins. They destroyed most of my lettuce seeds, but I've got a few patches growing. The problem? I've never grown lettuce before, so I'm not sure when to harvest. This kind of looks ready to eat?
Peas (which have flowered since I took these pictures) -
My beloved beets...
On a side note of delighted discoveries, a couple of our hens have started laying each day in an empty flower pot on the front porch. Talk about making for easy egg gathering!
Run chicken, run!
What about you, readers? What's growing in your yard/garden/flower pots? Also, I'm asking for any suggestions for squash bugs. We seem to be overrun with them this year, and I don't like using Sevin if I don't have to.
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