Finally, I have some good news to report from the garden. Our bell pepper plant, which was reduced to a stick by our hungry mouse the night before the garden judges came, is making a comeback! We’ll se if we have any peppers!
Cannot wait for the tomatoes to ripen…
Our snow peas may actually be making a comeback, as well. We’ve picked just a few, but they are yummy! It is the best watching my kids get excited about veggies.
Natalie’s sunflower is now officially taller than me.
Sierra’s zinnia’s! They are the first flowers we have ever grown from seed, and Sierra sprinted out of the house when I told her I saw the first blossom.
Malachi’s carrots. I picked the first one and it was delicious. The chickens loved the greens, too.
The zucchini. We’ve picked 6 so far. I know zucchini is suppose to be easy and abundant, but we had nothing but trouble with it last year. Things were looking grim again, this year — leaf hoppers, once again.
But, now the zucchini is looking better. The only thing I can think is this: spiders are helping us with the leaf hoppers. There are far fewer leaf hoppers, and far more spider webs.
Now, I have to laugh. This garden is always teaching me something. We used to have a bug service come take care of our spider “problem.” They haven’t been here in over a year, because we decided to go as organic as possible. (They never did spray the garden area, but still….) I wonder how many things we see in our lives as “problems” just because they are annoying, or maybe cause us fear. Yet, they are for the benefit of our growth?