It has been truly hot and miserable around here. Matthew hasn't had any interest in the garden, except to add more dirt that he's dug out of the dog wallow.
Which has really made our participation a sham in this contest, but that's how it goes with high temps and 4 year olds.
I believe all the radish infestation is aphids, not that I've ever had them before. But it was truly gross. Many plants (10 at least) have said adiou and been burned, along with single leaves. I think we have the situation under control. Some squash plants have more light and I have seen good bugs like ladybug larve and ladybugs and assassin bugs tooling around, so things seem to be going along alright, for now.
The new variety of green bean is blooming prettily. The 1 plant of the old variety has given us some green beans. We might have enough to have a couple beans each now.
Boy, the garden really looks small with me in it. *photo by Matthew
Here he is doing the only other thing he likes to do in the garden right now, get wet.
We have yard long noodle beans growing. I should measure their growth, cause it's fast too.
Here's our macro shot. I can't wait for the 20+ tomatoes to mature.
We are getting sunflower heads growing. I'd say the sunflowers are around 6'5" tall. But that's a guess at this point.
Although aphids seem to love these plants, I love them too for their beauty and the fact that every time I find a squash bug, they are camping out on the radishes. Different plants have different bloom colors, white to dark purple.
I'm in love with the noodle beans blooms too.
I'm officially throwing up my hands with the strawberry seeds. I've gotten them all to sprout and grow and then try to burn up in the sun and heat and now I have a tree frog wallow in the pot. Obviously this isn't my year for strawberries!
To see what other families are doing in the garden go here.
To see our post from last week, that we didn't get linked in time, go here. It talks about the beginning of the aphid saga.