I notice there are some Amanita chipbowlius mushrooms fruiting.
There is almost too much shade in our yard to have a veggie garden. I say almost because, well, we have one anyway. Garlic is doing well. Spinach, lettuce, onions all do well. Carrots do pretty good. Tomatoes and cucumbers are marginal…we get some but our yield isn’t nearly as good as it could be if we had a lot more sun. We have two veggie areas – this one is a raised garden.
I just got back with a carful of plants from the Roseland Horticultural Society plant sale. This sale happens every year at this time at Eglinton Flats, in the former Etobicoke here in Toronto. There was a great variety of perennials, annuals and even veggies available. My friend Spicecat was there with her usual excellent plant advice, and it looks like they’re going to do well at this sale today (which is a fundraiser for the organization), judging by the early crowd.
This is a new garden this year. I made it surrounding the bird house, which by the way is still occupied by a family of sparrows. We see them anytime we are not ready with a camera. I have a morning glory growing up the pole, some basil and lettuce and Swiss Chard and a number of tomato plants that were grown from seed and given to me by my friend Spicecat. This garden, like much of my yard has marginal sun for tomatoes, but they’re doing quite well and I expect a fine crop.