Decidedly yellow and ground-facing, these tomato flowers won't bear fruit for many more weeks. Even with the heat wave this summer, my tomato plants are still taking their sweet time to grow. I cannot wait to see some tiny red fruit soon!
I'm growing red bell peppers for the first time. These little white beauties mask the fruit that they produce--you can almost see the pepper behind the center of the flowers! There are so many on my pepper plant; I wonder how many will really turn into red bell peppers!
The white flowers dry up and grow a tiny pepper behind them. So far, I have two good sized peppers even while the plant is still flowering, but they are still green.
I never knew how pretty string bean flowers are. Their delicate white petals wrap around one another, almost like the shape of a hand-rolled sushi! These flowers are not very visible unless you uncover them by lifting up the leaves.
Amazingly, a tiny string bean begins to grow from the center of the flower into long, supple, and hearty beans. The large, almost heart-shaped leaves provide great shade and protection for the beans.
Basil plant stems flower when foliage production stops on that particular stem. Their white flowers are tiny, and this is the first time I've seen them really up close. As small as they are, bees really seem to love the nectar in them!
Mint flowers are even smaller! An entire cluster looks just like a prickly pine cone. These closeup photos--not my naked eyes--have really 'opened' my eyes to seeing these tiny flowers on the herbs we use so freely all the time.
My strawberry plant has yet to flower, so unfortunately I could not include them in this post. But it has been quite wondrous to observe these flowers the past few weeks, and it will be very exciting for me to harvest and eat the fruits that they bear. I know I keep saying this, but there's something to be said about eating food that came from your own backyard, grown and nourished by your own hands.
Thank you for taking a look at my tiny vegetable flowers! What are some other pretty vegetable flowers that you like? I'm taking suggestions for next year's vegetable gardening choices!