Friday, May 25, 2012

Additional notes on gardening

Since my last post I've been reminded of the reasons I haven't been gardening.  We've been invaded  not only by the dreaded Colorado Potato beetle but the dastardly Squash Bug. I try to garden organically and use only insecticides that quickly biodegrade such as pyrethrin (made from chrysanthemums), insecticidal soap and sulphur.  Those don't seem as effective as some of the commercial poisons because I'm losing the battle with the beetles although I'm holding my own against the bugs. I'm beginning to wonder just how bad can DDT be? Then there is the fusarium wilt on the tomato plants and the rust on the beans. To top it off the rain seems to have quit us.  Every evening I watch the weather man's map and see rain all around us, but no rain here.

But on a more positive note, we picked our first green beans today. I think we'll be able to pick some more tomorrow and cook them.  I'll dig up some potatoes to throw into the pot and with a skillet of corn bread we'll have a meal.

We might even find a few zucchinis to steam for dinner. Then all I'll need is a glass of ice tea.

Our Asian lilies are blooming

As well as the roses Dorothy received from Kelly for Mother's Day

Yesterday, we picked blueberries with Kelly and the
grand kids. Here we are resting in a gazebo after picking a gallon.

Here we are perusing the shelves of the Once Upon a Time used
book store. It was a good day to be together.

1 comment:

Lorna said...

Ahhhh, life is good.