Jul. 5, 2008 at 9:46am

Rain on My Garden #3

I've been neglecting my garden patch, but thanks to my sweetheart's attentive watering and harvesting, and the recent rain showers, things are looking good. We've been eating a lot of spinach and lettuce...

Anyone know what might be eating the eggplant and zucchini leaves? How do I get rid of it? Anyone have some lacewings or ladybugs they'd like to donate?

Still just one lone tomato

The apples and plums are looking out of control. I've spent approximately and hour and a half thinning fruit during the last week, while on the phone for work. It looks like I need to get out the ladder and spend another 8 hours thinning.



I've promised fruit to two friends, so far. Exit133.com Whitney wants some of the plums and On6thAve.com Janet wants some plums and some apples. Anyone else want to place their orders for free fruit? If I'm still this busy with my new job when everything is ripe, it might be U-Pick.


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by escaping slave on 7/5/2008 @ 11:14am
To find out what's eating your leaves, take some to the Farmers Markets where the WSU Master Gardeners are set up. We took some leaves to the Proctor Market last year and they helped us find out what was eating our shrubs.

by Heather on 7/5/2008 @ 12:09pm
Good idea! I talked to them last week about peas -- I should have known they had to be planted in February...


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