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.

 


 

.

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Tiny – Trichomes

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Tiny~

“This week, appreciate the tiny things in life.”b01

Ladybird Beetle strolling along a tomato vine amongst the tiny trichomes.
Trichomes are the hair-like structures on some parts of a tomato stem and leaves.

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

.

Not Mint To Be

P1040781Both of my mint plants have been attacked by web making caterpillars. According to some of the over-the-moon raves about the pest repellent properties of mint, there shouldn’t be an insect, spider nor caterpillar dare to venture close to my mint plants. It’s on the internet so it must be gospel. Right? … Umm Nope!

Obviously, these caterpillars didn't take time to read about mint being  a repellent before moving in to it.

Obviously, these caterpillars didn’t take time to read about mint being  a repellent before moving in to it.

P1040745

Apparently a ladybeetle and another odd looking insect didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to be repelled by the mint.

P1040745b

What do you supposed this creepy crawly is?

dllgs-thWhile I’m at it, I may as well point out that in my photo in my post ‘Daddy LongLegs with it’s 2 red eggs‘, she was on my mint plant as well.

So, there you have it.
My mint is bagged and tossed so these creepy crawlies don’t spread. Hopefully, my basil won’t get infested, but unfortunately it could happen.

I guess the bad luck with mints could be just my experience and it may work well for other folks.

Have you tried mint plants or fresh mint as a pest repellent? Did it work?

P1040760

P1040780

 

.

Monday Mix – 6-9-2014

0-IMG_2654Our Birthday Boy spent most of the weekend playing and napping with his new toy. Turning 2 must’ve wore him out. lol Shelibean is such a cutie-pie when he’s napping. 😉

~*~

After the storms left, I spent a great deal of time outside. I took a lot of photos.
Here’s a few of them:
1-IMG_2788

2-IMG_2735

3-IMG_2760

4-IMG_2840

5-IMG_2883

None of my peonies bloomed this year. 😦

6-IMG_2919

I hope you all had a pleasant weekend
and you was able to enjoy the great outdoors.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

🙂

spgrnbgln