It's that time of summer, and we are stuck in a rut of gardening posts.
I hope to get back on the roads in the next week. You see, my air is out in my car, so
I can't take the dogs walking, they are overheated by the time we get back
in the car, and it's not fair for them to suffer seven miles going home.
Tomorrow the air will (hopefully) be fixed.
I was checking the straw bales the other night, and discovered I had some unwelcome visitors. Can you see the one in the middle right?
I actually hate killing... hate it.... and I love hummingbird moths, which tomato hornworms become.
I just could not lose my big plants.
I see very few honey bees around here, so treated the plants with Sevin.
This is what prompted me to check the straw bales... Japanese beetles on the back deck.
These are on a basil plant, can you see how they are decimating the leaves already?
20 minutes later.
The spearmint was not affected at all.
This is the little tomato I transplanted two days ago on the deck.
I have NO clue what kind it is.
This is the big tomato that was transplanted about two weeks go.
See the tomatoes at the back of this geranium?
That's from whence came the other two plants!
Total volunteers. I may take the
three plants in the pot and move them into the
compost heap (where I had volunteers grow on last year).
We are expecting big storms this weekend, and I suspect
this is a view of Jester I will be seeing a lot of!
I am getting up in the rain in the morning, though, to
take the car in and PRAY it's just a freon shot that is needed.
We are so spoiled now... I have driven for a few days without air, but
am not relishing next week's high temps and humidity.
Everyone have a safe weekend!