Here's the squash I grew from seed. The little squash are finally starting to look like they might be edible someday. the biggest one is about the size of my little finger:
Tomatoes I bought as plants. So far, they are exceptionally fecund. I've lost count of how many tomatoes are there. My chiropractor told me the squirrels won't be interested until they start to turn red, so I have my eye out for that. If they get any, I'll harvest them half-ripe and let them sit in the kitchen window for a couple of days. That's my father-in-law's strategy with his beefsteaks. These are Romas and they are getting bigger than I expected them to. Thumbs up for the self-watering 24" pots:
I bought four sweet pepper plants when they were pretty little, after all the ones I started from seed up and died inexplicably. These are three-color peppers. I wasn't sure how big they would get and if the pot would work out okay (12"). They are doing really well. I only have one pepper so far, but loads of blossoms. And this one grew really fast! In like a week or something, it went from a speck to a recognizable pepper:
I will never have a bumper crop of lima beans I'm afraid. But they have rallied after being bitten down to stubs by squirrels. I have two pots of them and will be lucky if I harvest enough for a single serving. Probably won't bother next year. (Those are chives in the edge of the pot--they are a bumper crop!):
Carrots! Whoo-hoo! I cannot wait to pull these up. I pulled one up the other day and it was about a quarter inch long, so I'm sitting on my hands now. I have this pot of quite mature ones, and a few smaller ones in two window boxes. Oddly, the squirrels have left them alone and tried to dig up the basil planted in a pot next to this instead. Basil???
This is one of my own tomatoes grown from seed. It was about an inch tall 6 weeks ago, which is why I broke down and bought some plants. I couldn't let my seedlings go, however, so I planted the two strongest looking ones. It's looking pretty good now. I doubt it will make it to fruiting stage, but I am using it as a sort of experiment. Next year, I do think I'll do seeds again, but start super early, like in late January or early February. I didn't really start these until about mid-April this year. That's parsley planted around the tomato:
Finally, my prairie! Here are some wildflowers I don't know at all. But they are pretty. You can't see the milk bottle when you look up at the urn they are planted in, but I couldn't take a picture of the sky without losing the detail in the flowers. So pay no attention to the milk bottle: