Today in the garden, I picked the first cucumber, and the first head of broccoli that I planted in my new front bed at the end of January. I also picked the last of the seasons peas and ripped out the pea plants to make room for more beans. It looks like my Ranunculus plants will start to bloom in the next few days. A good thing, considering that this steamy week has been very hard on these beautiful but delicate bulbs. Finally, I noticed that my largest tomato plants have begun to set fruit abundantly. In particular, my Tomande plants are producing very well.