It's the first official day of summer and my garden is yielding it's first veggies. Yesterday I came across three yellow pear tomatoes, sunshiney and bright, but there's no photo because they went from the vine right into my mouth.
I'm sad to report that my garden has not been at it's best this year. Early on I found the new leaves on most of the plants being chewed full of holes, and I had to take measures against the rotten little invisible bugs that were doing the chewing. I've gone through two plantings of basil and both have withered and died after the bugs got to them, too. Half of the onions never came up, nor did most of the beets, and absolutely none of the carrots and parsnips. I'm such a novice that I don't know why this is. I'm just blaming those beastly bugs.
However, on the bright side, the tomatoes are growing wild and I'm happy to at least be looking forward to lots of tomato goodness. The zucchini is also doing well, as is the lavender after two years of being skimpy, and the stalwart rosemary has not let me down either. The jury is still out on the eggplant. So, I've won some and I've lost some, but I can still say that I adore summer gardening!