Thursday, July 21, 2011

kinderGARDEN Thursday: week 12

Welcome to our garden on THURSDAY for a change. It's nice to chat on the right day and stuff has been happening around here.

Matthew saying, "Cheese."

Miracle of miracles, Matthew became interested in watering again.

I'd been so proud that in 100+ weather I was able to nurse my lettuce along and had high hopes of being able to pick a fresh tomato and harvest the lettuce finally. Those dreams are dead. Thank you rabbits, hope you feel better.

Matthew behind his tomato plant. I wish the tomatoes would hurry up and ripen. The leaves are curling, which I'm afraid is bad news.

Finally, a welcome visitor to our garden!!!

Nope, no blood has been shed here yet....for now it's just tabasico sauce. Hopefully it encourages the rabbits to not eat our beans. The blooming parts of the green beans have been pretty much munched off.

Except for a plant or 2, all the purple green beans have been mowed to the ground. And 3 of my noodle beans vine was munched through so now their vine is in a glass of water in hopes they can mature and be eaten.

And the best growing tomato volunteer has been heavily munched by a horned tomato worm. It was his misfortunate day to also take a nap on it.

Thankfully the red noodle beans are really blooming. If their vine doesn't get munched, we might have some beans. I picked these 2 and will eating them tomorrow. Yum!


Mom said...

Your father told me that he actually saw a rabbit hopping over the fence to the garden! I hope the sauce works!

Kirsten said...

oh, NO! how frustrating!!

hope that tabasco works better on rabbits than it did on cucumber beetles! :)

glad matthew decided to venture out into the garden again this week! :)

p.s. lovely butterfly! we don't see that kind here. do you know what it is?

The author said...

Mom, me too!

Kirsten, I think that it might be a zebra swallowtail. I'm sure Angela will confirm or deny sooner or later, lol!

Melissa said...

Feeling the heat here as well but glad Matthew braved it and watered the garden anyways

I'm Cassie... said...

Oh, bugs and heat and bunnies are so frustrating. Hopefully your tabasco remedy works!

And isn't it tough to keep everything watered enough in this heat?

Beautiful butterfly! Nothing like that in my neck of the woods.

Angela said...

I confirm that yes it is a zebra Swallowtail Butterfly- my job as resident entomologist is done here. :) You know I'm jealous that you still have a garden between the grasshoppers, nocturnal mammals, and heat my garden is DEAD!!! :(

Nancy said...

Good luck with the sauce. We tried that for dogs peeing in our yard and all it did was kill the grass. Cheyan pepper seemed to work too.

Mama Bean said...

the munching is so frustrating!! :( Way to stay optimistic and persevere :)

Jess said...

I just adore that photo of all the green treasures in pots on the steps. Sigh...

Shayne said...

I love, love, love the picture of the swallowtail! We've never had that particular species, but it is just gorgeous!

Holly said...

I heard that the tobasco sauce keeps the birds away...I hope it works with bunnies, too!