|Zucchini crust pizza - my fav!|
There's room for more.
|As of this morning.|
Speaking of pestilence, I have had a real battle with wasps this year. I locate and destroy their nests, only to find that they've returned and built a bigger - and better - nest in the same location. I found a huge nest in the barn which I was going to destroy - but then thought I should check the run-in shed first. Once I spray the honkin' big nest in the barn, I will have to block access to the barn and wanted to be sure Apria and the Boys had alternative shelter. Good thing I checked, because - drum roll - honkin' big nest in the run-in shed. I did my best Terminator rendition on that nest and will take it down tonight. Then, in the morning, I will start on the barn colony. Let's hope that's it for the year.
Back in the garden, my yard-long green beans have been a fair producer. The red noodle beans have just started flowering. I have two tiny melons on one of the three puny vines. My peppers are pooped, apparently. The plants did not flourish, but there were lots of peppers. The poblanos (seen to the left in the photo above) are coming along, although there are few of them. I have had one eggplant (ditto above) and am in a locked battle with potato bugs on my four plants. The kale and chard are doing well. The garlic and onions were pathetic. The cucumbers are struggling. And the tomatoes. All sixteen plants. I have lots and lots of green tomatoes, but have, so far, only had two ripen. I've managed to eke by with my blueberry tomatoes - a cherry tomato in a lovely blue-black color, but they are not as prolific as I had hoped. I have myself to blame for the tomatoes - they take a lot of tending and half of July and half of August, they did not get enough attention. But, we gardeners are a tough bunch with cast iron BGPs (and BBPs - let's be fair). We will come back strong next year.