In the garden, we're enjoying the last of the strawberries and welcoming new growth on all the spring plantings. Our growing season is a bit different here on the west coast of Florida; all my new crops are warm weather or quick maturing, as we'll head into the extreme heat and humidity real soon. I've planted: peppers (sweet & hot), beans (bush, pole, and yard long varieties), lemon squash, eggplant, kale, chard, red cabbages, sorrel, tat soi, pigeon peas, and lots and lots of tomatoes (several varieties).
I'm also growing many types of herbs, and all kinds of flowers (edible, cutting, and pollinator varieties)!
With my small backyard growing spaces overflowing, the garden has expanded to my front yard this season with a tomato and bean patch, as well as herbs, flowers & pepper plants lining the front walk. Additionally, I've planted Seminole pumpkins at the base of our massive Jacaranda tree, in hopes of training the vines to climb the tree and hang down over the front yard. I can't wait to see if this works! I've also planted some birdhouse gourd vines along a fence that backs up to the bunny area.