Our garden is purposefully small this year. My March enthusiasm was wisely tempered by a new puppy and a new flock of chickens on-the-way, so we mostly just stuck to our favorites. We even have a bed that (due to Maggie's enthusiastic help with our watermelon seeds) is utterly empty, which seems heretical. But there you go.
Nonetheless, there are some things growing.
We picked the first few cherry tomatoes on July 5th, and my baby basil bed is just about ready to be thinned out. (With the "thinnings" made into pesto--yummy!)
Our peppers and walking onions and carrots are coming along, too.
And the ladies, are, of course, getting bigger. I think only one of our meat birds (and maybe only one bird, period) is a rooster. If I'm right, this would be a banner year in the chicken coop, although I need to do some research to see if our "Freedom Ranger" hens will be any good at laying eggs or if we need to send them to Freezer Town along with Mr. Roo.
Last, but most certainly not least, a few of our zinnias managed to survive Maggie's gardening help and are blooming up quite prettily. We're going to have sunflowers soon, too.
I think it's too late to plant more of either, but having a few flowers coming up has made me want more. And we do have that empty former watermelon bed....