What a difference between August 1 and June 2 (below)!
When you sit on the porch swing, it feels like your own private gazebo. The tomatoes grew well beyond the towers I set up, so 5 of the 8 plants are now tied up to the A-frame structure. The one on the right will most likely be taller than I am by the weekend. The herbs have outgrown the back stoop and now are in full sun. The lemon basil is fantastic. All my pepper and tomato plants are bearing fruit. This has surpassed my wildest dreams. After more than a decade of shade gardening, this is a refreshing change! I suspect I'll be sharing some tomato recipes very soon. :)