Saturday, August 4, 2012

August garden fun!

We just realized that it has been a while since we posted. The garden is in full bloom, although we are definitely being attacked by the squash bugs. Next year, we are not growing the plants that they love. We will do all of our squash at an off site location which doesn't seem to be under attack.

We have lost the zucchini plants, and the trombosino is under attack. There were too many bugs, eggs, and  mites to fight the battle this morning and the very hot and humid conditions made it too hard to wage that war.  Our daughter did all that she could to squash the squash bugs with her shoes, but it just isn't enough. This is the time of year when I question whether being organic is the best choice as it is so frustrating to watch the garden that you have labored over suddenly disappear before your eyes.

We choose "organic" and will change our growing plans for next year.  I believe you should grow what works and try not to fight mother nature. I am surprised we didn't figure this out sooner.

Today, we had a lovely garden breakfast. We picked tomatoes, cucumbers, fairytale eggplant, hot peppers, trombosino (one of the few that we still have left), and radishes....... We ate outside and had a great time!

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