The other day, I noticed one of the three volunteer tomato plants was much too close to a larger one. By the way, I know people call them volunteers when they spring up unbidden, but when you think about how you cultivate and turn over the soil in early spring, and then there they are anyway, volunteer seems inadequate. I call them surprise plants because you really never know where they might pop up.
The eggplants are producing beautiful blossoms. If I can keep them from being eaten, I'll finally have a "real" harvest of them. Last week I had to blast off aphids, and I stuck a nicotiana plant nearby. Then I found a caterpillar, which I removed, but something still wants to eat bits of leaf. However, they seem well for now, anyway, and the hot pepper plants I put in with them look great.
And look, matching chives! It looks nice in that area, though I have a lot of very bad-smelling ivy to keep battling.
We did end up having a storm late last night, but nowhere near as badly as was expected. There appeared to be some hail, but not much. And everything looks swell. The plants in the garden are still growing slowly but steadily, yet I'm sure they're about to take off.