I didn’t get to visit the rice paddy yesterday and not sure when I’ll get to visit again since my sisters are visiting next week. I might be slow in updating my blog post for a week or so.
I normally make my routine check in my garden in the morning, and yesterday’s morning lighting was real nice. It’s the golden hour and I have to be at work by 8am, not much time to do video and photograph the garden. I did what I could, and some of the photos were taken in the evening like the one below.
Also this one, I would be lying to you if I said I took it in the morning since the passion flowers that I have don’t open in the morning. I’ve only seen it open in the afternoon and evening, and this photo was taken around 6:30pm (18:80).
At 7:00 in the morning the garden is real calm. I could hear the water from the pond a lot louder and birds chirping. It’s not the typical summer sounds of lawnmower, weed eater, and construction workers hammering away.
I still have some problems with the black bugs but they are far and few in between.
I’ve been getting many cucumbers daily, and even brought some to my co-workers the other day. Max loves it also.
This kind of look like a stink bug, but not sure about the long hind legs.
My Thai chili peppers are growing at a slower rate than the ones in my dad’s garden.
These are so expensive in the store so I’m glad to see some ripe ones.
I don’t know when this happened, between the birds and I checking on a regular basis I found a few green worms munching on the leaves. I saw a white butterfly fluttering around the area a week ago but didn’t think much of it, that’s should have been the first sign, which I didn’t realize. Hand picking is my method of choice for these green cabbage worms for now, and I’m spraying it with mint juice to see if this will work also, otherwise I will have to find a better solution for my Brussels sprouts soon.
I planted the Thai and sweet basils next to it. I should have planted the mint, rosemary or thyme instead. I still have some room, so I’m planting the mint this evening.
It’s a pretty good size head right now. This would be perfect for my Fall gardening, I might plant a few heads.
Bo’s mom gave me some white lettuce seeds, I thought the birds ate them all but I see they still left a few for me.
This is not an ideal spot for my string beans, there are too many roots from the big tree. I’m thinking about moving it to the banana tree area next year. The string beans need full sun and plenty of room to grow, and this trellis is taken over by the Ivy.
I love fresh lemongrass.