Wednesday, September 29, 2010

About the Eggplant.....

Weeks ago now, I posted that the eggplants had gotten so infested with flea beetles that I cut them down a bit. I didn't want to pull them out because I was afraid to bother the roots of the plants next to them, so again, I cut them back pretty severely and they have regenerated themselves and are putting out new fruit again. Amazing! It wasn't something I was expecting at all, but surely welcome.

I also found this little sucker hanging around. Actually there are a ton of them from light snowy white to this brown. I'm assuming the difference in color has to do with the age of the caterpillar, but I might just be making that up. Sounds good, though, doesn't it. ;)Have I mentioned how awesome that ribbon clearance was? I've wanted some cheerleading ribbon to add to the sports key chains and sure enough I found it. What's great about this satin ribbon is that if you let me know, I can make the webbing any color to coordinate with your school or rec team colors and you can have keychains for team gifts or for the team moms.
I also found a better woven baseball ribbon that I like so much better. I'm not thinking this will go well on a fob, but a wristlet would be perfect.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.


  1. Sorry to hear about the bug problem. That is irritating.

  2. we have thousands of tent caterpillars dropping from the neighbors trees right now, YUCK!

  3. Eww! I had those fuzzy little critters all over my bean crop this year. I didn't have a huge crop this year either. Go figure...