Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We're Growing Again

Or at least the jalapeno peppers are! They're small by Erin's standards, but they only get about 4 hours of sun, so small jalapenos it is.

I've mentioned it before, but now that the weather has cooled considerably during the evenings, the jalapenos are blooming like crazy which makes me happy. The cucumbers look to have some leaf disease, so I'm not sure if I'll keep those in the ground or not. The peas and beans are climbing and the sweet potatoes grow vines faster than kudzu, I'm convinced. The broccoli is protesting coming up, but the cabbage is starting to get their first true leaves. Hopefully the fall garden will be productive and next summer's June will be more manageable.

I was, however, wondering when these suckers would show their ugly heads around here:
This small tomato horn worm was on my jalapeno plant. He promptly met his end in a cup of soapy water. I found another while I was picking the jalapenos above, but he was infected with the parasitic wasp eggs, so he got picked off the plant and escorted into the woods where he could die his nasty death just as happily as I pleased.

Want a gift for yourself or to give to someone else? I finished updating the Keychains for a Cause page today to include the wider, 1.25 inch cotton webbing available for the larger ribbons. I also added three **new ribbons** that haven't been introduced on the blog first and one fancy pants way of making an older ribbon stand out a bit more. Go check out the site. The first two people who leave a comment here, each stating a different ribbon that they think is a **new** one, will receive a free key fob of their choice. If you really want a wristlet instead and do a 'pretty please' happy dance I could do that instead.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.

10 comments:

  1. Ewwww, nasty little fella. We found a gross critter today too. Yuk and yuk. http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-for-faint-of-heart.html

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  2. Blech! I hate finding those things in my veggies. No matter if you can see the hole and know they're there. They still creep me out.

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  3. I like the second chance that changing weather brings. My Padron peppers are still cheerfully blooming.

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  4. The green and pink flowers and the lady bugs I don't remember seeing here - but the purple flowers in the top picture is my favorite. LOL I have a request - can you find still birth awareness/infant loss? I know this is a cancer fundraiser, but I belong to a special group of people that I think would like those. I'd love to send a few out as gifts.

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  5. Barbie, what a fantastic idea!!!Do you know the colors or what the pattern for the awareness would look like? I'll see if I can find the ribbon and get it up on the website as soon as I can.

    You won the first keychain! Email me at thecorneryard@ymail.com and tell me if you'd like a fob or wristlet and give me your address. I can do it in the ribbon with the purple flowers if that one is your favorite.

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  6. Barbie, I found it! It's a pink and blue ribbon mix. It will be up on the website tonight/tomorrow at the latest. What a fantastic idea!

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  7. Congrats! I have no choice but to pick the darn things tomorrow, haven't done it all summer! Earl is coming and will surely pick them for me otherwise!

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  8. Be safe, Erin!! I'm worried about you.

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  9. Nice peppers! Ya know...i've noticed that peppers do better in cooler weather, too.

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  10. Hi Ribbit! It's cooling off here in Wyoming too... and my tomatoes are ripening up nicely!

    Those tomato worms are something else!!!

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