This is one of my favorite spots in the garden right now. I interplanted the strawberries with red onions, and I have to say this is my first success with companion planting. The red onions seem to help keep the critters away. The strawberries are huge and delicious. I've gotten over a pound so far this year. I've also been surrounding them with crushed egg shells, as that seems to help keep the slugs and snails at bay.
Cilantro with volunteer purslane. I planted the purslane last year with the intention of adding it to our salads. Unfortunately, we don't much care for the flavor, so we'll just be enjoying the flowers in the garden.
More volunteers! The marigold seeded itself from the ones my son planted last year. The cinnamon basil (lots of it!) is from last year too. I'm glad some of it came up because I forgot to start the seeds this year.
More cilantro and some lettuce.
Anise hyssop with baby plants everywhere. I had no idea this stuff would self seed so easily. I'm glad though! It is a lovely plant- smells great, pretty flowers and attracts lots of bees and butterflies.
Grapevine bed- interplanted with garlic along the bottom and various peppers in the blocks. You can also see part of my new watering system in the background. The blue barrel holds water from the washing machine which I then use to water plants. Hopefully it will cut our summer water bills down a bit!
Blackberries! I have 4 plants right now, with only a few berries on each. This is their first year though, so I'm hoping for enough to do something with next year. These will be fine for eating fresh though!
Nectarines! This is the first harvest for this tree too. We'll see how many last long enough to ripen. We started with about 50, now down by about half.
Yummy, yummy peas. Flowering like mad, and hopefully making lots of tasty stuff to add to our salads.
Honey crisp apple tree. This tree didn't fruit much. I have a red delicious for cross-pollination (which produced 0 apples) but I think the flowering times were a bit off this year.
The squash bed with new watering system.
Squash flower! I think this is one of the Eight Ball plants. I'm dreaming of steamed squash for dinner!
These pics are a little over a week old. That's how far behind I am in posting things, but you'll get the general idea.