The garden is in the same place that I had last year, but the gardens are configured a little differently. Instead of having walkways all the way around the garden, I only have walkways on two sides. This means I have to have a little more room for getting into the garden than I did last year. But the plot I have is sunny all day and it's close to the water source, which is nice.
Above are some sprouting cauliflower. I've never grown cauliflower before, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
And last weekend I drove out to Gravity Hill Organic Farm and picked up 4 tomato plants! This is in addition to the 3 that I already planted, so yes, I'm going to be swimming in tomatoes this summer. One of the plants is actually a husk cherry (above), which produces small, almost citrusy fruits that grow in a husk, similar to a tomatillo. Sylvie introduced me to these when we were living in Cambridge and they are truly a treat! I hope this plant works out. I haven't grown these before, either.
I also have some pepper plants growing and I'm hoping to put in some carrots and arugula to round out the mix. I decided not to do summer squash or zucchini this year since they didn't work out so well last year and they take up SO much space in a small garden. I'm considering doing cucumbers, but I already lost 6 cucumber plants, probably to some hungry little critter, so I'm not sure if I want to risk that again. One of the things I love about the garden is that it is ever-changing and evolving, and every time I stop by there seems to be some little surprise.
Here's hoping for a good growing season!