The garden is producing quite well. All the lettuce that the woodchucks had eaten earlier in the summer miraculously came back to live and I sampled some lettuce over the weekend. It was delicious, and I love going out to pick part of my lunch.
My peppers are doing amazing. I have jalapenos and green peppers growing right now. Out of everything I grow, I never thought that peppers would be the one vegetable that I seem to excel at...not sure why they are growing so well, but I will not complain!
There are a ton of little tomatoes all over my tomato plants, and lots of flowers as well. I hope they start to get bigger and eventually turn red. I'm sure soon we will be eating tomatoes for three meals a day.
I finally pulled my zucchini plant. It was totally dead, and it wasn't going to come back.
My cucumbers seem to be doing quite well, there are a ton of flowers, and a ton of tiny little cucumbers. Hopefully they will grow and become big cucumbers that we can eat...hopefully.
I picked the first kale and swiss chard this past weekend as well. I sauteed it up with a little olive oil and salt. It was delicious, as always. I am looking forward to green smoothies with the kale, and as soon as my cucumbers start getting big enough, green juice fresh from the garden - yum!
I haven't seen any more stink bugs recently, but there are still a lot of cucumber beetles on my potted cucumber plant. I keep trying to squish them, but they seem to be getting faster on the jump and fly away when they see me coming, or maybe I am just slower these days.
The japanese beetles, however, have moved in, and have overtaken my rhubarb plants. I find it entertaining that rhubarb leaves are poisonous, but these beetles seem to thrive on them! Oh I wish we still had our chickens, because these beetles were such a treat for them.
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How is your garden growing? Are you finding any new and exciting pests to try and combat?