Things are going slowly here this season. Its a combination of weather and the fact that I have had a late start. It has been hot as the devil here lately; however, garden work had to be done. There was weeding of course but there has also been tomato care. They have been planted and watered-in thoroughly....annnnnd they got the Marigolds planted close by. This was done a few days ago. Now then, the comfrey plants have been completely harvested and chopped up small, then placed around the tom and pepper plants in the greenhouse. Naturally I will not begin feeding them until the begin flowering and forming small fruits...but this can be in place until it composts in situ; by then, I believe that it will begin breaking-down and releasing its nutrition. Those sprout plants on the balcony are just standing still in terms of ongoing development...so we decided to plant some in the garden. We will do this in three sessions two weeks apart. Yesterday, I harvested the honey that was available to me at the bee hives. Actually only one hive was offering honey as the other two have brand new queens that have just been fertilized. My bees do not forage and bring back honey when they have a new queen that has not yet been fertilized. No worried though, that one hive gave up eight frames. I made it possible for the colonies to make their own queens and that went good, but bees are funny and they will not just mate whenever---oh no, those bees have to have everything just right (sorta like humans). So then, they are a bit picky what day they fly out to make the “bridal flight”. The queens have actually been seen coming out of the hive, standing on the flight plank and looking around...then turning around and going right back inside without making the flight. What are they like! The Swiss chard, spuds and corn are doing well, as you can see on this last foto.