What a difference a year makes. I can't believe how crazy my veggie garden is growing and producing so early in the season. The zucchini's were the 4th and 5th that I have picked. Obviously, the carrots aren't ready, but it is fun to see them. I am growing three different types of carrots this year; dragons-blood (they are a very dark red on the outside and orange on the inside), Paris market (a round smaller carrot, pictured above) and a yellow carrot (also pictured above). Last year the spring and summer months were cooler than normal, so the garden produced a lot later and not as much. This year the weather has be quite a bit warmer (some days just too hot for me) and the garden is loving that.
I do have some total fails in the veggie garden, no lettuce! The first year grew fabulous lettuce, all different kinds. Last year was so-so in the lettuce department. This year every single lettuce that sprouted got eaten completely. I don't know by what, since they were eaten down to nothing. I know what snail can do, but this wasn't done by snails or bugs in general. It is a gardening mystery to me. I might try lettuce again in a smaller container that I can cover at night and see how that goes.
Our smaller dog, Butternut, is a bit strange (in so many ways). He loves almost all sorts of veggies and fruits. If I am in the kitchen chopping things up, he is right there wanting anything that may fall to the floor. I also just give him things to see if he will like them . The lastest was raspberries, he loves them a little to much.