Our arugula is going to seed. We continue to add its spicy leaves to salads along with the flowers, but the blooms signal the end is nearing for this round of planting.
Whereas here, each pea bloom is a new beginning and a cause for joy. It takes 25 plants to produce little more than 1 cup of peas. That is, if they make it into the kitchen.
The garlic scapes, the flowering ends of hardneck garlic, have appeared. We’ll be harvesting them this week as they complete their first curly rotation.
The Egyptian onion, a top-setting allium, in all its reproductive glory. A couple of well-developed heads of these went into a recent pot of stock.
The blueberry bushes we planted three years ago are still small but loaded with fruit this year. It looks promising but we’ll be competing with the birds to get to these first.
While the rest of the garden takes center stage, the apple tree tends to be neglected once it’s past flowering. There’s fruit developing, with many months to go before harvest.