It's begun! We've been eating all kinds of things - cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, swiss chard, zucchini, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and carrots. I've frozen several bags of beans and today i'm canning beets.
There's something about this summer that the garden has liked and almost everything looks great! Usually by this time of year, plants are a bit beat up looking, but even the beat greens looked too good to leave in the garden. I did, though - there's no way we could eat them all!
I planted one pumpkin that has done nothing, and the tomatoes are slow in ripening - none have started to blush yet. The broccoli really wasn't so great, and i got no cauliflower or cucumbers at all.
Last summer, the garden was terrible-looking and i think a lot of it was neglect on my part. I didn't care that much about it and it seemed to know it. I looked around one day last fall when i was picking something and promised the garden that this year would be different. Even though i'm more into the flowers, i did take care of the vegetables more this summer, and they're rewarding us! :)