Compared to previous years, my garden this year could only be described as anemic :). It is hurting - my zucchini and pattypan plants have died, the peppers are less than perfect, and it seems that my beloved 5 year old scallion plant is on its last legs (sob).
When I went out to my garden this morning I found a beautiful bounty awaiting my faux-farmer's fingers.
The (planted too closely) tomatoes are bulging, the eggplants deep purple and bright white, and a plethora of cantaloupe are preparing to ripen. So I guess for all my failures in my garden this year there is still enough harvest to be more than grateful for. This is what I picked this morning as the rain started to descend, in a little while I'll head out again and grab some lettuce, basil, mint, and marjoram.
(now if I can only get my flower beds to look a little more groomed and a little less weedy!!)