Well the raised bed vegetables had a very hot and sunny first few days but thanks to the rain earlier this week they seem to be doing just fine:
I know they don't look like much yet. Just wait!
While the picture above makes them look pretty scrawny (and they are) I am feeling hopeful because of this:
hey it's another picture of a tomato plant
Okay - this is a picture I take every year, I'm sure of it. Yes, here's a blurry version from last year:
What these pictures are of, besides random tomato plant crowns, is that yellowish-green color of the new growth. One thing I have learned over these few years is that this is a very good sign: the plants are healthy, adequately watered and probably growing very fast. I love seeing that "growth spurt" color - then I feel like I can relax a bit because I didn't kill all my seedlings when transplanting them. Good news!
That's all until next week, except that I found these two cuties growing in a pot with some ginkgos:
who are you?
A closer look reveals:
Swiss chard! I let my chard go to seed last year hoping to harvest the seeds but never getting around to it (gotta get better on that) but I guess a few seeds flew into some neighboring pots! Good thing, because my mustard greens are not looking so good.