Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2, 2010 - Garden Update

The garden is still coming along very slowly. Plants are plagued with problems that my rudimentary knowledge just can't get me through. Squash have blossom end rot (a problem now familiar to me), artichokes may or may not be alive still, cucumbers aren't doing much, seeds have been slow to germinate...a tough start, but things aren't looking terrible AND it's still pretty early in the season.

These are the broad beans covered in black bean aphids. Luckily, in multiple places on the same plants I spotted ladybugs doing this. Weird. This must be how they hug or something.

And, finally, I have no idea what kind of bug this is, but it was hanging out on the fence around the community garden and looks pretty cool. I feel like he's innocent, but perhaps someone else would tell me otherwise.


  1. oh my I think you caught two ladybugs 'together' How funny!!!

  2. Your garden looks beautiful. Mine has not started yet, but the forsythia are in bloom, so there is hope.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. What a lovely garden! The photo of the flower is so pretty :) I've always wanted to have my own garden.