This is my favorite orchid because of the unusual coloring of the flower. It makes me happy. It started blooming early in May.
The cucumbers are so slow to grow, but then again it’s been very cool lately, except for a few days when the temperatures were in the high 80s.
I planted 4 different types of basil, thai, genovese, sweet, and lemon.
Lemon basil smelled so wonderful. I found this out by accidentally brushing the basil with my hand one day. The Thai and lemon basil are the first of the 4 types of basil to go to flower. They both went to flower at the end of may.
I wanted to try my hand in planting an ornamental with an edible. I didn’t really plan anything. I just used whatever seedlings I had on hand. Here I have Detroit red beet surrounding some zinnia. Don’t mind the little pots with baby pepper seedlings. I place them there as a living mulch until the plants get a little bigger to keep the soil moist longer. There was also an onion growing in the back…i decided to keep it there and see what happens.
The oregano that I divided and placed in bigger pots are doing very well.
This pot is a mishmash of sorts. There are some volunteer strawberry plants coming up. I also have cilantro that is going to seed and a couple of lettuce plants.
These eggplants from my cousins garden had to get processed before they got bad. I grilled them so that the skins come off easier. I didn’t poke enough holes on that front eggplant. I literally exploded on the grill.
This is the volunteer cherry tomato and it’s doing great. I’ve been getting lots of tomatoes, but come to find out, Mr. Wonderful like tomatoes, but not the cherry type. So, I need to figure out how to preserve them or use them up. I’m going to try to do sun dried versions in the oven.
My herbs are growing in individual pots in the Lime pot.
I harvested this yummy bunch of veggies. Everything was awesome except that the salad greens were picked a bit late. Man they were bitter.