"halfway in between a nice parer and a useful petty"
Our basil is going nuts, as is the cilantro, parsley and arugula. But our tomatoes are doing poorly; combination of a late start + the soil mix we put into the new boxes is not all it should be. If we are lucky we'll have a crop in mid-August. Peppers are struggling as well.
Our next door neighbor's tomato plants are going great. He planted about 3 weeks earlier then we were able to, and his soil is primo. His crop is going to all hit at once, in about 1-2 weeks. We worked out an arrangement where he will share his July tomatoes with us, and we will share our August tomatoes.
Usually I'm making salsa a couple nights a week by this time of year. My nakiri is really upset with me.