|Swallowtail nectaring on Phlox Victoria|
|Swallowtail caterpillar on parsley|
Lots of projects present themselves at this time of year and although we spend 5 hours a day out there, we can't seem to get it all done.
The parsley did better this year than usual and since we plant it for the Swallowtail butterflies to raise their babies on, whenever there is one it's cause for celebration.
|Pumpkins suffer in 100F temps|
I love to have baked and pureed winter squash in the freezer all winter. It becomes soup, cookies, tea cake and a thickener for casseroles. What I do not enjoy about growing squash is squash bugs.
Many of my gardening experiments fail and we have nothing to show for the pack of seeds, carefully grown seedlings, water and fertilizer. However, the field peas are doing quite well for us. When to harvest them? I'm not sure and informational websites vary in their opinions - light green to grey/brown is the best I can surmise.
|Squash vine borer|