The garden is all planted and we’re in the “waiting while it grows” stage. The green beans and corn are getting taller. I expect any day now to see blooms on the green beans. (Wishful thinking)
I am still having problems with potato bugs even after the hand picking and all. I dusted the plants with Sevin Dust this morning. I can’t get over how tall the potato plants are this year; over 2 feet! I noticed that the dirt was cracking around some of the plants so I mounded the dirt up against them this morning.
I’ve seen a worm on one of the tomato plants; killed him/her and sprinkled a bit of Sevin Dust on all of them. I will be getting some marigold plants and setting them around the tomatoes; they are great for keeping worms off your tomatoes.
My orange bell pepper plants are looking really good. I’ve never had good luck with bell peppers. I plan on paying close attention to them this year. Does any one have a tip or two that has worked for them?
On another note I love to take pictures with my digital camera. Since I live out in the country, a mile off the county road, I’ve been taking pictures of wild flowers. I’ve amassed quite a collection of pictures and I am in the planning stage of putting them in a scrapbook. I have a book titled Wildflowers of Arkansas by Carl G. Hunter that I use for identification. I highly recommend this book if you’re into wildflowers.
Here is a picture of White-Flowered Milkweed that I took a few days ago. I saw this plant up on a incline surrounded by poison ivy, but I just had to trudge up there and take a look; I’m glad I did.