Some of my tomatoes are getting fruit already. In addition to all the regular maters, I am growing the OSU Blue tomatoes this year. They are pretty neat and just putting some fruit on.
I also planted green beans, okra, tons of hot pepper varieties, corn, tomatillos, lettuce&collards (still have some left), cucumbers, squash, gourds, and melons.
I 'had' onions doing well until my Olive Eggers decided they loved onions and they ate the green stems to the ground but didn't dig up the bulbs grrrr so maybe they will come back. I noticed in the places that I had interplanted the onions with genovese basil the chickens didn't eat them so I went and planted a bunch more basil in there. I guess the chickens didn't care too much for that basil.
I also interplanted the rest of the garden with 8 different kinds of basil, oregano, borage, dill, marjoram, tarragon, mint, thyme, rosemary, lemon verbena, lemon balm, etc.
I decided this year I would create a little variety -with a little bit of an Asian flare to the garden so planted grocery store ginger (Zingiber officinale) , bananas, papayas, red orr asparagus beans, and some other vegetables that I can stir fry with. I also planted some Amaranth 'Tigerleaf', Malabar tropical climbing Spinach, and some blue clitoria pea vines that I got from Echo Seeds' seed bank.
I never realized that the clitoria peas were edible and the blue flowers are so pretty in the garden and will last through the heat of the summer. The flowers are used to give rice a blue tint and the young pods can be eaten like string beans. The trick to germinating these seeds are to soak overnight in really hot water and sometime nicking the seed coat prior to soaking. They can also be used as a cover crop.
I also put in Hibiscus sabdariffa (for making hibiscus tea from the flower calyxes) and okra hibiscus (Abelmoschus manihot). I really like to trying new things in the garden every year to keep it interesting!
Dh has some potatoes in a barrel. He had to put a wire tepee over it because apparently chickens like potato foilage. You would think they wouldn't eat them being in the nightshade family and all lol. They don't eat the tomato foilage....go figure. They don't really bother anything else in the garden except for trampling things and knocking over small pots of things I have in there like my theobroma cacao seedlings.
Edited by flgardengirl - 4/29/12 at 8:00am