Yes, the garden is thriving overall…I’m picking lots of tomatoes and green beans…have herbs coming out of my ears…and the green peppers and jalapeno peppers are coming at a steady rate. And finally, my red pepper turned red.
And we have no shortage of little ‘maters!
But the bad news…
The Banana Pepper Plants. Two were attacked by a squirrel. Caught the little booger in the act. And I thought I scared the bejeepers out of him when I ran at him screaming like a banchee. But apparently it wasn’t enough…because he was back again the next day. (Not once last year did a squirrel get into the garden. I have been chasing them out at least once a day this past week. Ugh.) But thankfully one of the banana pepper plants was spared the wrath of the neighborhood squirrels.
And the other bad news….absolutely NOTHING from my zucchini and squash plants. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. I had yellow squash coming out of my ears last year, with only 1 plant. So I over-zealously planted several varieties of squash plants. But nada. The pollinators didn’t even work. And I see bees on them all the time. But the bees don’t pollinate the flowers.
Baffled. Miffed. Confused.
At least my farmer’s market has some decent prices on their squash!
That’s it from me for this week…
Next week’s Grow. Eat. Save is Green Beans!
So what’s happening (or not happening) in your garden this week/month!!!
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