Friday, July 26, 2013

The Beetles are Back

Although they are not as bad as they have been in previous years, the Japanese beetles have returned.  Thankfully, the most I have seen of them at one time is in the pool skimmer...drowned.  They seem to particularly like the okra plans this year, doing typical damage as pictured below.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Today in the garden

After a late planting this year because of weather delays, the garden is finally starting to produce.  By the number if cucumber blossoms, we are in for a lot of fresh eating and pickling this year.
The green beans and black eyed peas are blooming, the yellow crookneck and scallop squashes have tiny fruits.  I am anxious to pick and eat them.  There are LOTS of green tomatoes also.
I have noticed a few pests in the garden, particularly cucumber beetles and Japanese beetles.  They aren't causing to much damage right now though.