This week the first tomato fruit set. The Blue Beauty. I'm pleased that it is already displaying its unique blue-black coloring. This week I also picked my first peas, found my first Cucumber Beetles and noticed my first female cantaloupe blossoms.
I am really enjoying the Nasturtiums this year. They took right off and I have a nice range of brilliant colors. Last year they didn't amount to much, in fact they haven't been this nice since 2010. I plant them just to add color to the garden but the leaves add a nice peppery flavor to salads and the flowers make a nice edible garnish. They are also said to repel squash bugs and serve as a catch crop for aphids.