The arugula has been trying to flower for half the month and the weather is about to change for the hotter so it was time to pull the arugula and put in something new. This year I am trying butternut squash. Hopefully the same bug that wipes out the summer squash every year will leave this alone. Time will tell. With the arugula out it meant time to make a load of pesto to freeze for the rest of the year.
The fava plants are flowering like crazy but they still have not set any seed pods. Hopefully that will happen this week and the garlic scapes will pop up. It also seems like the tomatoes need a little more pruning this year, but hopefully the cooler weather and normal rainfall will encourage a heavy first batch of fruit to set.
The heavy pruning seems to have saved at least half of the rosemary and the new plant seems to be taking hold. Rosemary is a hearty fighter but nothing like mint….