written by Yvonne
The tomatoes have been coming in steady. This year, we stayed ahead of the worms and have enjoyed quite the harvest. Time for canning! I also made a batch of homemade tomato soup and put it in the freezer for the fall.
While we managed to stay ahead of tomato pests, but these fury, yellow critters got our Borlotto and Burgundy beans. They aren't in focus but you can see the one on the stem and two on the leaves below him.
So the beans had to be pulled up to make way for some fall crops.
We had our fingers crossed that this round of beans would do better. There are three different beans here: cowpeas, Borlotto, and burgundy. The yellow critters got all the burgundy beans AGAIN in this planting too so we yanked them out, leaving the cowpeas and Borlottos.
Into the compost bin with kale, beans and parsley.
Okra is a comin' although pretty late in the season.
A few new critters have come around. I almost brushed this off the out building because I thought it was a dirt clod. He didn't do a very good job of camouflaging himself, did he?
It appears that the lady bugs are finding TYs Veggie Patch a great place to start a family.
And this bumble bee has been living in our basil the ENTIRE summer. It certainly may be more than one bee, but EVER time we head to the garden, a bumble bee is hanging out on the basil.
On the other side of the out building, I saw this guy one day. Including his legs, he's probably as big as my hand!