I’ve had a feeling that my home gardens are not doing so well this year. It’s fitting, then, to take a look at what they’ve produced thus far.
More recently, I think that one onion plant has gone to seed. It produced a very tall stalk with a white flower atop. And look who came to visit one day!
This beautiful red-orange butterfly picked the onion flower to harvest some nectar from when I was out one day. A colored-turquoise fly also landed there, and the two insects shared the flower without incident. Incredible!
Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:
Look closely, and you can see the butterfly’s proboscis drawing nectar from the flowering onion plant.
Have you ever seen an onion plant that’s flowering before? I haven’t until this year.
Right! Struggling. Above are a lemon boy (the large one), romas, bush, and lemon drop tomatoes. A spring onion is on the left, and three radishes that I picked today are along the bottom.
Not pictured are several cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, squash, eggplant, bean, and pea plants. Compared to some neighbor’s gardens I see, I think that mine’s just not producing. The above photo is a very strong argument against!
If this is a bad year, I’d hate to see a good year!