They show up to help me pollinate those cucumbers. I haven't seen a bee out there in the garden since early July. I caught this last week in between the rains. Today I saw two out there going back and forth. They seem to really prefer the male flowers. I'm hoping they visited one or two female ones throughout the morning.
Today I spent about 30 minutes picking out the acorns from the garden. I didn't get them all, by any means, but you can see the soil again. Note to self: grow lettuce in the spring. The acorns rip them to shreds. I then ripped out the yellow pear tomato and the beans on the side yard. The yellow pear still had some green tomatoes on it, but had fallen over again in yesterday's rains. I love that tomato, but growing indeterminates just seems to hard when you aren't set up for it. I'm in limbo whether or not to grow them next year. If I do, it will be on an impulse....like this year. :)
The beans all had some fierce rust and were infested with aphids and whiteflies. I got two more good meals out of them, four in all, and honestly, I'm happy I decided to put in a second crop of those pole beans. Next year, I'll do them a little earlier.
In their space, I put some red and white onion plants. I'm really hoping they bulb. I've never had onions bulb up before, so I'm anxious. I would have loved some yellow ones, but I couldn't find them. Any good uses for white onions? I've really only used the yellow.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago