May 142011

Okay, let’s start off with the bad news.

We’re still struggling with the aphids.

Dish washing soap solution and DE seemed to get it all under control… Only to have them back in full force a few days later. Ack!

Strawberry plants are healthy and productive – but we’re not getting any.

I don’t know enough to know if it’s something wrong, or just our ant problem, or what. But they get gone before they get ripe.

And now, something seems to be digging… Especially in the onions. Bird? Beast?

Oddly, it doesn’t look like they actually took anything, so it seems pretty weird.

I didn’t need any help to have a miserable time with the lettuce.

The two on the right came up nicely, while the two on the left didn’t.

I replanted the left pair a couple of weeks down the road, and one has come up as a runty bit. The fourth remains.

Of the two that came up so prettily in the first wave, one has suddenly and mysteriously (at least to me) keeled over dead.


Okay, enough of that. Let’s move right along to the good news, shall we?

The climbers on the back row are all doing quite well. (The replanted watermelon is a bit behind, but still perky).

Here, for example, is our lovely budding summer squash vine:

And, totally out of the blue, there are … BEANS!

Bush beans. Which were apparently sneaky enough to totally be missed on garden day Monday, although it’s true that the kids watered while I was transplanting some new friends.

Rather than waiting for something bad to happen, I do believe I’m going to pick them, steam them a little, then enjoy them for dinner with the kids…

  2 Responses to “Another Day in the Garden”

  1. How’s the garden going now that it’s fully summer? You’ll have to try lettuce when it’s cold out. They like it in the 30-50 range best, I think. When it starts getting in the 90s they wilt and bolt. I’m worried mine might soon. I’m starting a new batch for a fall harvest, but our first frost is 50% likely by mid September. Are your green beans still going strong?

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