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.