This photo is the tomatillos, my first year growing them.
I'm battling nasturtiums. They are all volunteers and I've pulled out most of the ones trying to grow where my veggies are. Even these on the perimeters are trying to take over, and I'm having to cut them back to leave sun space for my veggies. But they are gorgeous this time of year.
These are my new raised beds, and I'm thrilled that everything I've planted here is happy. You never know when you put in a new bed if the plants will love or hate it. These plants are going gangbusters already.
Today I planted out the last of my peppers. I had trouble starting my pepper seeds this year, so the bed is a mix of plants I started myself and those I bought from various nurseries. I'm also caging them this year. In fact, I'm putting up a ton of tomato cages this year, not for tomatoes but for sunflowers, pole beans, peppers and other plants that do well with a little extra support.
More nasturtiums. I think they are the inspiration for many 50's creature feature films, like "The Blob", and "Little Shop of Horrors" haha.
Shelling peas are in abundance right now. Soon, I will have to start searching for the mature pods. We will have fresh peas for a number of weeks starting soon!
Today we pulled the first of the spring carrots. I planted a new variety from Johnny's Seeds, "Rainbow". They mature in a variety of colors from orange to yellow to white, and they are DELICIOUS!! Here's the link: Rainbow
I've also grown Oregon Snow Peas which have yet to flower. On the sunny side of them are herbs and two varieties of squash. And...of course...volunteer nasturtiums!
I'm caging my bush beans this year. These are kidney beans growing on the sunny side of slicing and pickling cucumbers.
And sunflowers, to mark the beginning of summer growing season!