Here's our garden at 7 weeks: flowers are blooming and vegetables are growing. Compare 0 weeks, 3 weeks, and 5 weeks.
The garden is about to get a timed dripline installation. The lines are out and mostly connected, with only a few details to finalize before setting the timer and turning on the water. The drip system will allow us to get away from the garden for more than 1 to 2 days at a time, and will probably use less water than our current soaking method.
Marigolds are going nuts with flowers; this one is being visited by a skipper butterfly.
Peppers have a lot of little white flowers.
We've got one tomato almost red enough to eat, and another one or two getting that way. (Yay!)
We have some very happy chocolate mints (and two that aren't as large as this one, which are mainly growing from roots after some large-leaf die back, and one is still indoors, generating roots).
And we've got more than one white cabbage butterfly laying little white eggs all over the kale. Don't know what to do about that. I presume the eggs will hatch and turn into leaf-devouring larvae. Yuck.
The zucchini squash are also doing well, with several blossoms and a few small zukes.
Date and time of main garden photo: July 21, 2009, at 7:30 am. Larger photos - except for the tomato and zuke photos that were taken today - were taken on July 15th and 17th.