Monday, July 22, 2013
On The Hunt
While out and about this morning, I discovered that the cucumbers have several flowers on them. I am surprised, as the plants are still so small. It's a good sign, though! I also put in a few bamboo stakes at the end of the rows of Anasazi beans. The runners are stretching up and over, threatening to use the adjacent rows of wax beans for support. Hopefully, they will wrap around the bamboo instead.
I'm knocking wood as I write this, but despite it having been a REALLY rainy summer, it hasn't done much to damage/slow down the garden (except for the peppers). The only thing that ended up being decimated by bugs was the pac choi. It is ruined for eating, but will make great compost.
The BLEEEEEEPing cabbage moths have recently emerged from whatever corner of hell they usually call home and can be seen fluttering around the cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and kohlrabi. They look so pretty, but the worms that result from the eggs they lay are disgusting. *shudder* I can be seen dashing through the yard - sometimes in a nightshirt and no bra, a sight to behold, I assure you - wildly waving my butterfly net around trying to catch the moths so I can squish them. I don't want to use pesticides, if I can help it. I hope the neighbours understand my efforts to be pesticide-free. And if they don't, too bad. The sight of me on a moth rampage with my cellulite showing and the girls untethered is a fair trade-off, considering the amount of pot smoke and swearing I have to put up with during the summer months!