Gallery: The Urban Gardener: A Tour of My Backyard Garden

Eggplants and Peppers Transplanted
Eggplants and Peppers Transplanted
The Asian eggplants, bell peppers, and jalapeños were hardened off and planted out in the garden.
Tomatoes, Too!
Tomatoes, Too!
So were the tomatoes: home-grown Zebra and Cherry, plus Greenmarket-purchased plum (all my plum tomato seedlings died in the Great Hardening-Off Tragedy of 2012).
Golden Chard
Golden Chard
The golden chard started to show its true colors...
Climbing Peas
Climbing Peas
...and the pea shoots started climbing up their trellis, er, fence.
Cilantro Seedlings
Cilantro Seedlings
The cilantro started looking less like a generic seedling and more like itself...
Zucchini Emerges
Zucchini Emerges
And the green zucchini finally emerged from its mound (the squash I grew is the teeny tiny seedling to the right of the big one, which is a purchased crookneck squash).
Kale Forest
Kale Forest
The kale got too dense and refused to grow any bigger...
Smaller Kale Forest
Smaller Kale Forest
...so I thinned it out to give each plant a little breathing (and growing!) room.
Fallen Soldiers
Fallen Soldiers
But at least they died for a cause. These tender kale shoots ended up in a simple marinated kale salad.
First Tomato!
First Tomato!
And now, the pièce de résistance: my first tomato! This is one of the plum tomato plants I purchased, so it's little bit ahead of my seedlings in its development.