In additional to all the other posts I've been slacking on, updates on the garden is surely one. Apparently I missed a check up to the garden for both June and July!
The arugula and lettuce that we planted back in May didn't work out so well. We've sort of figured out from trial and error that our porch works wonders as a green house and the area where we originally planted the leafy greens is really only okay for hardy plants. So we've replaced them with lingonberries and "Pink Lemonade" blueberries.
We also planted lettuce and chard seedlings in the porch on our new plant bench that my wonderful husband built!
Our tomato and cucumber plants are going wild and we'll have a pretty serious crop at the end of summer.