Since I last shared...
...I saved my mint plant's life. It was looking terrible after a large "harvest" for mojitos when we had family in town back in April. I didn't even share photos in my May update, it looked that bad. I was ready to toss the whole thing in the trash and buy a new plant, but at the last second decided it deserved another shot. I trimmed all the leaves with giant holes in them, re-potted it into a larger container and added fresh, nutrient rich dirt. It's recovered really well - seems like it just needed more space and some pruning.
...I've "harvested" basil twice for pesto.
Most recently was yesterday afternoon, and as you can see in the before & after photos, they look pretty wimpy now. I decided to trim each plant way back (using my herb trimming method) because it seemed like every "sprig" was producing a flower - and with basil, you want the focus on leaf production, not flowers. We'll see how things go. Hopefully, that was what they needed, and if not, we'll get at least four meals out of all the pesto we were able to make with that batch.
...I realized I have been over-watering my lemon tree. It has not been doing so well and based on the yellow leaves, I think it's got to be excess water. I've cut back and it's looking a little less droopy, but those weeks of too much mean we lost a lot of little lemon buds. Bummer.
...I've got oodles of little green tomatoes. I have five tomato plants. Two have at least 20 little tomatoes each. One plant has just one giant tomato. And the other two have no fruit to show for themselves, but a few yellow flowers, so hopefully they're just late bloomers. Like a total novice, I didn't save all of my plastic markers so I don't even know what type of tomato is doing what. FAIL. Next year, I'll be keeping a diligent garden journal (on paper) and I'm awkwardly excited about it.