The borage I planted has really hit a growth spurt. The fuzzy green leaves and purple flowers it produces are even more beautiful than their pictures. The leaves and flowers are both edible. The leaves taste like a mild cucumber and the flowers have a sweet honey flavor.
I planted it in pockets all over the kitchen garden as a companion plant for tomatoes as it confuses the horn worm moths looking for a place to lay their eggs.
Our volunteer squashes are starting to bear fruit. I believe we have a watermelon as well as a spaghetti squash growing where the compost pile was last year.
Until my grandma pointed them out, I had not noticed all of the green clusters of tomatoes on our “from seed” plants. It is such a joy to see them…last year was not a great year for any of the tomatoes or peppers we planted from seed, but this year is off to a great start!
Here we have a Rose of Sharon tree we took from a cutting of Ray’s grandma’s tree. It is, by far, doing the best of all the cuttings we transplanted…and that is saying something.
Lovely leaves, fuzzy and green
Buds of purple hue