Yard long beans. Guess where the named came from?
I'll get the non-garden comments first so those not interested can gather my "pearls of wisdom" and move on.
With campaigns going on around us, I just recently started hearing the annoying, "I am so&so and I approve this message". Not sure why it has been missing from many of the adds but maybe because of the type of office? (Local, State, or Federal)
None-the-less, it is annoying. Of course, most of them are annoying anyway, so.....
This is a big week for eBay Education Specialists. After a three year waiting period, we FINALLY got an official update to our program. Many of us have been making adjustments ourselves but it is always nicer to have an "official" version. (Who cares Steve?) Well, it is big to me ......
The tomato horned worm has finally found my tomatoes. The grasshoppers have been nibbling for months, but three juicy caterpillars on one plant in one day.
I am sure I missed some and the plants have been overgrowing their bounds anyway, so some leaves lost are not critical at this late stage, BUT I can't just let them have carte-blanche so they were removed and set in the lawn to survive or be eaten by someone.
The cucamelons (http://www.rareseeds.com/mexican-sour-gherkin-cucumber/) are overtaking a bathtub garden. They were volunteers to begin with but these should be easier to harvest than the ones in the garden.
Deb just called to say that our friends at New China restaurant are cooking some of our bitter melon for her to bring home to her mother. Deb doesn't eat it at all, but Mommy and I do. It is supposed to be good for us so....
Some of my Rutgers tomatoes have just rotted on the vine. Looks like it may have started from a bite but what a surprise when you reach way deep into the plant and grab a mushy mess.
The hummers must be starting their trek back to the Gulf. More at the feeders and they are not as aggressive as in the Spring. Supposedly that is because these returning ones are no longer building their family.