I actually have relevant things to say today, but first, I have to provide an update on my vegetable garden.
So far, everything is growing well and I haven't had any huge failures - although I'm not too confident about the corn. I think the corn may not have gotten sufficiently pollinated - next year, I'll pollinate it by hand. But I have nine ears in progress, so maybe I'll get enough for a dinner at least, anyway.
The tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, herbs and cucumbers and eggplant have gone berserk. I think I'm going to end up with about 10 eggplants. That's a lot of eggplant! I think they are getting to the point where I could harvest one, but I'm going to wait and see how large they'll get. the one in the picture is about 6 inches in diameter.
A couple more pictures below. The first cauliflower I've ever grown, and the basil that thinks it's the star of "Little Shop of Horrors". I'm not sure it's physically possible to eat more basil - I cut it down by a third, the next day, it's back