After turning and amending the soil – where do all the little stones come from every year? – I have finally started planting our little garden for 2014. There’s only lettuces, some basil and cilantro so far. I will add … Continue reading →
We have replanted parts of the garden – new lettuce and corn plants. The sun and heat is quite intense now, so at times I do cover the little plants. The red bell peppers are finally turning red, and I’ve … Continue reading →
Happily, the little green dot precursors to the lettuce leaf eating worms are greatly reduced. And we have quite a few leaves large enough to put in a salad. Yippee! A small victory for me.
Today I also found a large grasshopper munching on a corn leaf. Yuck all over again. After a bit of screeching I managed to hit him to the ground with a trowel, and then finished him off. The ants were happy, and one of the yard lizards has been hanging around too.
Our backyard has flowers that bees like, and they usually buzz around from morning to sunset. Even though there have been fewer bees for the past few years, they were there, and I had to be careful not to disturb … Continue reading →