It has been hot, hot, HOT here the past few weeks and the garden is just loving it!
It’s amazing to think the garden went from this:
In just 7 weeks!
All I can say is nature is just amazing!!
Look at all those peas ready to pick!!
I have 7 rows of cucumbers!! All different varieties!!
They are just raging right now- look at all those flowers!!
And the zucchini and summer squash are starting to form!
Last year I got the squash borer bug and lost all of my plants so this year I have been keeping an eye on them. Yesterday when I took these pics there was no sign of damage, but today when I went out there were yellow, dusty like stuff on the stems of a few plants, which is a sign of the squash borer. I had to do “surgery” and cut open the stems of a few plants and literally pull the worms out! I did this “surgery” last year but not until after the worm did a lot more damage. The plant still produced and lasted a couple weeks longer so I am hoping that by catching the suckers early I won’t loose too many. Fingers crossed!
Here’s my cute little bird hiding in the peas!
This is what I harvested yesterday!
And this is what I harvested today! Lots of peas!
I am just loving it!! Now I just need to start planning on how I will be preserving it all… where to start?!