The past two weeks have been so busy for me, that I haven’t even had time, until today, to plant my much anticipated fall garden. I transplanted my fall seedlings and everything else got directly sown into the garden. As you can see my second summer crop is doing very well, I have tiny cucumbers and zapallo squash, and blooms on my tomatoes, beans, and winter squash.
Our weather here is still hot with the highs in the upper 80’s to low 90’s and lows around 70. When I ordered my seeds from Heirloom Seeds I got a sheet specifically telling me that lettuce won’t germinate in hot weather. I went ahead and planted my lettuce today but am a little worried it’s still too hot. Hopefully, they will germinate. But I figure, what’s to lose, each seed pack comes with hundreds of seeds, enough to last me years in my square foot garden.
While in the garden I noticed I have a helper, no this time it’s not my dog Kahlo, but an insect eating helper. Non other then a Praying Mantis. Hopefully, I didn’t scare him off by taking his picture because I sure could use his help. Do they eat caterpillars? I hope so.
Then much to my dismay in my butterfly garden I found this.
I have been adding flowers to my garden that attract bees. I have convinced myself the reason my zucchini and summer squash, in my first summer garden, didn’t produce much fruit was due to a lack of bees. So to see that the Green Lynx Spider got this bee made me sad.