this past week. I think the majority of
it is in my greens bed as well as my sugar pie pumpkin plant, which is
officially growing in the garden paths now.
stink bugs and cucumber beetles on all of my summer squash/winter
squash/cucumber plants. And yes, there
have been cucumber beetles, but I have been diligent about squishing them as
soon as I see them.
make me queasy – who in their right mind wants to squish a bug. But, over the years of being infested with
these garden pests, my queasiness went away and my lethal bug squishing skills
incredibly exciting. I think that in
another month we will be eating a lot of fresh tomatoes for lunch and
dinner. I can’t wait!
them in, since it was so late and the seedlings had been sitting in their
little seed trays for so long, but I think most of the seedlings have new
growth on them. There are a couple
pepper plants that do not look very good at this point, and I’m not entirely
sure if they will make it. One looks as
if it is getting zero water, so the roots may have been damaged beyond
repair. I will give this one pepper
plant another week and see if it does anything.
I was just out there and had everything cleaned up. We get one good rain storm followed by warm
sunny weather, and bam, weeds are back.
dirt. When I planted potatoes the last
time, I cleared enough dirt around the plants to just sweep it up when the
leaves emerged from the ground – that was not the case this time. My idea is to go buy some more garden soil
from the store and use that to pile around the potatoes…not sure if that will
work, but I think it is my only option at this point!
lettuce and kale from my garden. The
kale has essentially taken over the greens bed, but I am OK with that – lots of
greens for green smoothies. Although, it
does seem to be overpowering my swiss chard, so I may need to pull some of the
picking, and trying to get as many of those delicious berries preserved for the
winter as possible!
farm before? What about this year?