The perennials in the garden are blooming. Berries, thyme and sage have blossoms and the bees are happily working. The berries are blackberries, an aggressive thorn infested vine that appears intent on taking over any prepared bed in the vicinity of it's designated location. But, I planted them and continue to tolerate them because the berries are sweet additions to my morning yogurt and make wonderful cobblers.
|Blackberry blooms and berries Thyme blooms and bees Sage blooms.|
Back to the garden, everything is growing. Tomatoes are blooming and setting fruit nicely. Put straw down around the plants to aid in moisture retention. I will admit to some fear that I am only providing safe haven for harmful pests as well.
|Tomatoes on right, |
Green Beans in foreground.
|More Tomatoes, Peppers, Red Cabbage|
Still no rain but with watering the garden continues to progress. Spinach has grown this spring, so we have lots of fresh salad greens including arugula and the last of the winter lettuce.
Peppers and cucumbers are setting fruit. Eggplant is blooming. Onions are growing and I have even pulled a few small ones for cooking.
I pulled a few of the remaining leeks from last year for potato and leek soup.
The asparagus is still producing but slowing.
Because of the lack of moisture, the black berries are small. This will not be a good year for berries in Central Texas.
|Cucumber, Orient Express II|