My first tomatoes ripened recently, and more are on the way. The little fruit below is an heirloom variety grown from seed called Mexico Midget. As the name implies, these tomatoes are quite tiny. But, they're tasty--kind of tart, actually--and very cute. I have several more plants of this variety with lots of green fruit, as well as some Hartman's Gooseberry tomatoes in the process of ripening. The Austin Red Pears are kind of taking their time, but they'll be along in a few weeks.
In addition to my tomatoes, I've harvested several handfuls of green beans. I'm growing a bush bean variety called Empress. The plants have been very productive, despite their small stature. I eat the beans raw, fresh from the garden, and they're crisp and delicious. Fresh green beans are one of my favorite summer foods.
Many other plants are blooming, and should produce fruit soon. My summer squash have made a few male flowers, and I might have a small golden zucchini harvest soon... if I'm lucky. Yesterday, I noticed the first white flowers on a few pepper plants. And, on Monday, my strawberry plant finally bloomed. This seems late for a strawberry, but I read somewhere that some varieties produce all summer. So, hopefully this one will make some nice fruit.
My corn is slowly but surely growing taller and the stalks are thickening. I hope to see some ears in the next few weeks. My winter squash is sprawling, but has yet to set any fruit. We'll see how that goes. And my eggplants are making lots of thick, fuzzy leaves, but no flowers just yet.
So, hope is in the air in my little garden. I think it's possible that I'll have some impressive harvests in the next three or four weeks. I shouldn't speculate, though. I don't want to jinx it.