2020 Gardening and A Lily-Bug

So far this season, We’ve had good crops of most things. We got about 50 or 60 pounds of potatoes. It’s been quite dry and the squash plants didn’t get half the size they should have. Our corn is maybe only 4 1/2 feet tall and loaded in ears.

Fortunately, we haven’t had much problems with insect-pests this year. We haven’t seen a bean beetle, tater-bug, squash-bug, horn worm nor cut worms. This is an absolute first for us. It’s a blessing, but also kind of odd feeling. Early in the season, We experienced a short-lived threat from flea beetles on the potato plants. The lady bugs moved in and took control and the flea beetle invasion was resolved.

As for 4 legged critters: deer and rabbits, well they’ve been enjoying our garden and wiped all our beans and one row of cucumbers. The deer keep the tomato plants trimmed back a bit.

We discovered recently that there’s been a 2 legged critter in our garden and it helped itself to some of our biggest green tomatoes and possibly some other stuff. The way we know it’s not a deer thief is that the vines are damaged where deer snack on them. However, The vines are in tack right down to the tomato caps where our large green tomatoes have disappeared, so only a bi-ped could accomplish that feat.
You may ask, How do we feel about someone taking our produce? Well, we’re a bit sad that the person didn’t just come and ask for the vegetables. We’d have gladly shared, since our garden produces more than we need. We hope whoever took the vegetables has good health and benefits from them.

I haven’t done any crafting for the past few months. I’ve lost my inspiration. I hope to find inspiration again someday. So, I don’t really have anything to post about unless it’s a holiday and I post a greeting.

For now, I’m like the little lady bug in my lily.
I’m hunkered down and praying for a miracle.

I send huge wishes for health and happiness to you all.





8 thoughts on “2020 Gardening and A Lily-Bug

  1. That’s quite the produce, E.C. – it makes me happy just looking at it! The lack of insect pests is surprising indeed. Hope the tomato thief feels some guilt and behaves better next time.

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  2. What a great crop of potatoes! We are having some struggles this year…golf ball hail on Wednesday and tennis ball sized last night. THings are looking a bit sad this morning but I think they will come back.

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  3. Lots of yummy veggies! So sorry to hear that someone snatched some of them. It would have been nice to have been asked. We continue to hunker down as well, though I have visited a few shops during a private appointment. Hubby went back to work in his building last week for 1 day. Instead of twice a week, he will go once a week for now. Take care and stay safe.

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  4. Loss of creativity and enthusiasm is entirely understandable in these times. Normally, I love to read, but I just can’t concentrate & focus. Thankfully I have my gardens, but wondering how I will manage this winter! Hunkering down, and praying for miracles here as well!


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