First four rows: Hot Lemon Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Cubanelle Peppers, Egpant 'Money Maker", Long Italian Eggplant.
Next three rows: Heirloom Tomatoes: Costoluto Genovese (2), Brandywine, Stupice, Paul Robeson, Jaune Flamme, Yellow Jelly Bean, Box Car Willie, Oxheart Orange, Red Mortgage Lifter.
Three rows of Beans, two or three varieties
Swiss Chard, 2 varieties of Broccoli, dill
Squashes: Hybrid Zucchini, Green Zuchini, Yellow Summer
Parsley, green Genovese Basil, Purple Basil, Beets, red lettuce, Arugula, Swiss chard (Parsley, basil, lettuce are thinned and interplanted all through the garden)
Not sure what the correct name for these is -evening primrose?
This is Mr. Arizona with the first Prickly Pear Flower of the season - this is a potted "house" plant - not the native New England variety - they will blossom this week in my garden. Our location and elevation still puts us about 2 weeks behind lower elevations and micro climates just miles down the road.
I can't help but be thankful for this garden and all of the earth's gifts. And it makes me profoundly sad when I think about the devastation of the ocean and coastline, sealife and wildlife that continues at this moment in the Gulf waters and along the shores of our southern states. Some flakey woman from Alaska wants us all to pray for a miracle. I'm afraid it doesn't work that way. If anything we should be praying for forgiveness.