If spring is miuntain vegetable seson it's probably fair to say that summer is the season of the 'hatake' or vegetable patch. Hiro's parents' vegetable patch seems to epitomize plants' rights. It's a highly productive garden which supplies them and several of their neighbours with plently of pickling material, but there is no sense that it should be weeded meticulously - just as well really as it would be a full time job for both of them... Hiro's mother grows the veges which means that they don't need to buy much at the supermarket; Hiro's father the roses. It says more than a bit about their respective perspectives on life.. All of this is covered with snow for the winter.
A jungle - different types of beans, cabbage and other things I paid insufficient attention to...