Happy almost June!
It's time for my End of the Month garden tour hosted by the Patient Gardener.
Isn't it nice to look out the window and see real-true-live green? And not the kind that you have to smoosh your face in the dirt to say, "Oh yeah, there IS a little bit of green there!"
I'm pleased with the way things are beginning to fill out in their second year here. It is such a terribly satisfying feeling to envision something and see it come to fruition...of course, I'm nowhere near "fruition" yet, but I am seeing progress.
I had a bird feeder mounted up on the fence post, but the woodpeckers absolutely demolished it.
Bye bye birdies!
Doesn't appear to be much happening in the veg garden, but I've been putting in my time here.
Everything is put in, and there are delicious little seedlings coming up. The frontmost section to the left is the Tornado's own garden, and she helped plant it herself. And is very adamant about letting you know it.
Happy little lettuces who are not liking the 90 degree weather that jumped upon us this week.
Not so happy little gardener who saw that the deer discovered the veggie garden two nights ago. Let the Battle of the Deer begin. (Who am I kidding here? We all know I'm the underdog.)
So even if the likeliness of victory with the deer is slim, I have a better chance against the Battle of the Death Garden. I need to research what is going on with the lower leaves of these peppers. I assume it's an insect of some sort, and I need to look up how to combat it.
Peppers are, unfortunately, my Nemesis Plant. Every gardener has one or two.
The only successful pepper I have grown in the past 5 years was buried under a cherry tomato plant.
I didn't even know it was there until I ripped out the tomato at the end of the season, and voila! A pepper.
Go figure. ;)
Here's to healthy, happy, & hearty peppers to you all!