Garden Update…..

Hello gardening friends….here is an update on my garden…

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Pictured are a few pots of cow peas and beans. The sticks are in place to deter cats and the ever-digging squirrels in my backyard. I typically use old chopsticks, bamboo skewers, twigs or plastic utensils placed on top or in the soil.

 

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The Shasta Daisies are blooming!!!

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My old trusty potting table and chair…..

Purple Hull Peas

More cow peas coming up (purple hull)…can you tell I love cow peas LOL?

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A few tomatoes beckoning to become fried green tomatoes…alas I must resist the temptation for now.

I am pleased to report the root aphids are under control. I disposed of 3 squash and 3 beans plants and the soil around them. For now, that small area is isolated until the beneficial nematodes I added are incorporated.  There are no other signs of the bugs in the garden, but I will continue to be vigilant.

How are things going in your garden? I would love to hear from you.

 

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  1. Tilly Frueh says:

    Your garden looks great! Still struggling with some tomato leaf curl, but otherwise my garden is enjoying lots of sun and too much humidity (at least for me).

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, the humidity can be awful.

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  2. jansweeps says:

    I never thought about using bamboo, instead I use a roll of scotch tape. I don’t have a cat anymore but my little dog seems to think that every pot in the house that’s near the floor is fair game for digging and putting treats into.

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    1. I will have to try the tape method. The cats belong to my neighbors and scroll over to do a bit of hunting occasionally.

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  3. I’m not sure where in the world you are, but guessing the USA? Just because you used Fahrenheit temperatures 🙂
    I’d not heard of cow peas! I wish you best of luck with them. We only have birds, insects and slugs that will eat our flowers and veggies. I love squirrels and deer, but at a distance and not eating my plants!
    Super happy to see the shasta daisy. I planted some last year from seed, and have first blooms this year. I think they are lovely and underrated!

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    1. Yes, I am in the US. Cow peas are quite delicious and very easy to grow in higher temperate areas like the southern US. I grew my shasta daisies from seeds and I divide them every couple of years. They are a true favorite of mine and I get so happy when they bloom.

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  4. Your chopstick idea to keep the critters away is genius! I just transplanted chard from my garden to a clay pot because the zucchini leaves and strawberry leaves are like a rainforest canopy over the chard and it’s getting no light. I’ve been worried about not only the squirrels but my dogs having salad for lunch.

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    1. Thank you so much. It has been successful for me so far. I hope it works out well for you.

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      1. I didn’t get out there in time. Something chewed my transplanted chard down to the dirt. Ha! Live and learn!

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