I moved into this new house last year in June 2011 and after moving in the boxes, unpacking and recovering from move trauma, it was July or August and much too late to put in a garden. The garden space was a mess with weeds and tar paper covered with redwood chips. This May I got the help of a gardener kid who did all the heavy work and then I put in plants from the nursery and seeds. I wanted everything I grew to be edible and I was especially excited about growing edible flowers.
In the photo above on top are the beginnings of my zucchini crowd. I am looking forward to stuffing the flowers and later using the squashes in many ways. To the right is a baby nasturtium which will provide peppery yellow and red flowers for salads. I have about 10 of these in various places around the garden. I can just see them now! You recognize the little tomato, with all its promise. There is nothing like a sun-ripened tomato from your own garden. And to the left are the borage babies. These are supposed to get 2-3 feet tall and have lots of edible bright blue star-shaped flowers. There may also be chive blossoms and marigold petals. I cannot believe how fast these guys are all growing. It is so interesting to see how they change on a daily basis. I will keep you updated.