My daughter's first fennel was ready to pick. I got down low to peer beneath the fronds. It is like a dappled forest down there. I began imagining the Monkey Twins camping out among the fennel trees.
and a huge bag of lamb's quarters. Lamb's quarters was brought to this country long ago by Europeans. It is a tasty green and I like its taste better than spinach when it is cooked. My youngest wanted seconds the first time he ate some. Most people regard it as a weed and toss it. I explored all the wild and weedy areas along the fringe of the community garden, and picked to my heart's content.
This is the garlic I grew from a sprouting bulb in the refrigerator.
Here is my first sweet pea crop. They have loved this cool and rainy summer.
I love the way each color has its own sweet fragrance. I will plant them every year from now on.