Fortunately my radish bed is full of beautiful foliage. Lots of leafy radish greens and smaller carrot greens. Unfortunately, if I poke my fingers around the base of the radishes, I'm not finding any plump tap roots. It maybe that, as last year, I grow lots of radish plants but still have a disappointingly small harvest. According to Mr Brown Thumb this could mean that both my garden beds in the past two years have lacked in phosphorous and potassium. Additionally, the radishes have run out of time. As per my agreement with my mother-in-law, it's time to empty this bed of vegetables and fill it with flowers for my sister-in-law's graduation party. Fortunately, the carrots are small and cute. I may sneakily leave them in the bed and plant flowers around them. If I'm lucky the carrots will pull through in ways the radishes didn't.
Unfortunately, the pea pots are another mixed bag. The plants have not grown as much as I would expect, remaining about a foot and a half tall. I assume this is because I planted them rather late and the weather is too warm for them. They really haven't made much use of the tomato cage I so thoughtfully put in the pot for them. Fortunately, they're still going to produce something! They are cute pea flowers and even some peas all over their diminutive vines. We'll get some fresh peas before cucumber plants take their place.
Fortunately, the Nasturtiums are coming along fine. While they do wilt a bit when they're thirsty, they bounce back better than I expected they would. I expect that in another month and a half or so they're going to be big beautiful plants. Unfortunately they're also out of time. That bed too needs to be filled with flowers by the end of the month instead of filled with small vines that might eventually produce some flowers. I will probably end up buying a flat of snap dragons to fill in the bed, leaving as many Nasturtiums as I can. I really really want to eat a Nasturtium flower.
Fortunately, the roses have survived my pruning and are, for the most part, covered in lovely blooms. The two biggest roses are causing some trouble by letting their old branches (that I so carefully pruned) die off and just sending up new growth from the roots. And on one of them this new growth, though pretty enough and producing flowers, in trailing along the ground. Which is weird. Unfortunately, the successful blooms mean I have to start dead-heading which I have never been around to do before. This means I've very likely to screw up.
*Since this post seemed to be full of mixed-bag type updates, I based the writing off one of my favourite picture books as a child. I may not have been successful.