Just saw blooms on my cucumber plants. That's a sign that shows the promise of future fruit. (This is my first experience in planting a fruit, besides a tomato.)
The lemon cucumber plants finally needed staking. I tied them to an old trellis I found in the backyard with some twine.
Thanks to Kar, I learned that basil should be pruned to make it grow out instead of up. Hopefully I will have three bushy basil plants soon.
I purchased a jasmine plant on clearance, and I finally saw a bloom. I love the sweet smell of jasmine.
Here are my tomato plants, with a couple of bean plants in the back.
This bed does not meet my satisfaction. This is the only bed where I hauled in dirt too. I'm wondering if I should have treated it to make sure there weren't any "impurities" in there. But at any rate, I was talking to my neighbor whose tomato plants are growing by leaps and bounds and whose plants are all green with no signs of yellowing, and he asked me a simple question: "What are you feeding your tomatoes?" So I gave him my simple reply, "Good water." And he really did LOL!
Apparently starting with good soil isn't the only recipe for success. I have to maintain good soil throughout. So I went to a local feed store and discussed my organic options. The owner suggested Plant-tone because he said with all the rain we've been getting it is possibly washing out the nitrogen that is needed. This particular fertilizer is meant to fix that. I fed all my beds and then the rain came again, so we'll see how it goes from there.
p.s. Today is my mom's birthday!