Saturday, June 21, 2014

This Week's Firsts

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.

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