My baby basil plants are doing great.
The green beans in the raised bed were puny. I ripped them out and started planting spinach in one and two week successions. I have never done succession plantings before and I'm so proud! I put reminders on my online calendar so I don't forget.
I am also experimenting with parsnips and beets beside some of my flowers; my husband warned me that they are especially susceptible to the juglon poison from our black walnut tree, so I don't know if it will work. I do want to fill a big pot with soil and try growing some root vegetables on the front porch in our southern exposure, away from the wicked black walnut.
We got a pumpkin volunteer from somewhere (Halloween pumpkins? I don't know) and it is romping over the fence and setting on adorable pumpkins. Will they be big or miniature? Who knows!
We had several volunteer tomato plants this year, and a volunteer pepper plant. I moved the pepper plant out of the tomato jungle and I hope it will produce some peppers soon; it hasn't even flowered yet. Some of our tomato plants are terribly wilted due to some mysterious blight, yet they are green and producing, so I just wince when I look at them and let them go.
How's your green thumb this summer?