Well something is eating my pepper plants! It's not cutworms or anything like that... it's got to be the birds! It's the leaves and stems, they're being eaten from the top down until there is only a little stem left. It's either birds or cats, no other wildlife in the area. And it's ONLY the peppers! I dont get it! LOL
But my tomatoes are growing and flourishing and I love it! I can't wait to pick garden fresh tomatoes!
Here is an overview of the garden. Click to see detail.
This is a little pocket of lettuce and carrots that sprung up... I believe the seeds fell out of my husband's pocket when he was sitting on the edge of the garden b/c I certainly didn't plant them there! (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
A row of beautiful lettuce.
Three spindly tomato starts just planted. Let's hope I have better luck this year!
We finally picked up some tomato, pepper, and okra starts for the garden, along with some manure/compost mix. I spent the evening mixing in the compost, and then planting our little seedlings. There are some cherry tomatoes along with regular ones. Two each blushing bell peppers and money makers. Then two Annie Oakley okra plants. I had to work around the existing crop of lettuce and carrots growing in my little plot, but it was nice to finally get some work in.
I also broke out the circular saw and cut up wood reclaimed from pallets to create some garden boxes. I got one box finished, a second one started, and the corner peices for a third one cut.
Simple Gifts (by Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, Jr.)
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free, 'tis the gift to come down where you ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, It will be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed. To turn, turn will be our delight, 'Til by turning, turning we come round right
'Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return, 'Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn, And when we expect of others what we try to live each day, Then we'll all live together and we'll all learn to say,
'Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be, 'Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of "me", And when we hear what others really think and really feel, Then we'll all live together with a love that is real.