late July seed garden photos

can’t stop photographing this gorgeous drunken frizzy headed woman lettuce. Can’t wait to add it to my urbantomato 2014 seed collection
First sunflower. I love having flowers mixed into my seed garden. Sometimes I collect the seeds, sometimes I love the beauty they add, and I always love that they attract pollinators  
mammoth purple cabbage – mine seems to be a little behind to what I see in other folks gardens, no cabbage yet, but I bet it likes these cold nights more than i do!
purple cherokee tomatoes coming along
cosmos & sunflowers captured just before blooming
first of the peppers!
artichoke leaves unfurling 
portugal pepper bigger than the plants  
 lettuce boquets
 more peppers coming
red stalk celery. can’t say i have ever had much luck growing into celery, but it sure makes a delicious herb
mexican sunflower. i started them from seed early this season, and they are flowering quite early as a reward.  
 lots of beans coming along
 gorgeous mixed greens. waiting for most to go to seed, but couldn’t resist picking a salad of speckled lettuce, siberian kale, red romaine, drunken frizzy headed woman lettuce, mustard greens and arugula! some zucchini blossoms too
 first big basil harvest … off to the Night Kitchen pizza shop for making delicious local pesto … super local, same street, just five blocks apart from garden to restaurant.

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