I’m starting to wonder if this might be an off year for my garden. It just doesn’t seem like itself. Or, maybe it’s just me. Some things seem to be doing well and others are lagging behind. I felt like everything was flourishing all the time last year. I guess it can’t always be a banner year, but I am hoping the garden finds its groove soon.
Here’s a recap of where things are at currently.
I think my thief has gone on to greener pastures. I have not had any additional missing plants or large leaves missing. Was it the liquid fence? The marigolds? My dog becoming more viscous?
I’ll never know, but I I’ll be taking the same precautions next year earlier in the season.
I have a different pest. The leaf miners are back. They paid an extended visit last year and I was hopeful they would forget about my little garden. No such luck. I’m not sure the Neem did much last year, so I’m going to check back in with my garden store to see what non-chemical options they have available.
Here is a look at their handywork.
There are some bright spots in the garden that I’m pretty excited about.
My first peas!
These are the shelling peas. What I’m unsure about is how big the peas should be before you shell them. Anyone?
These are the snap peas which you can just pull off and eat. I tend to snack on them while I’m checking the rest of the garden.
And finally, the most exciting thing I found today….
the first tomato! I may have let out a big “woo hoo” when I noticed it. I’ll be watching the others very closely now.
What’s going on in your garden? If you’re not gardening, are you picking up any new veggies at the Farmer’s Market?