I glanced through my garen today and found two preying mantum! They're a little late, but they're fat and happy. Hopefully they're full of cucumber beetles and ready to give birth to many babies. Tonight before I go to bed, I'm going to pray for my preying mantum that they prosper and eat all my bad bugs.
NB: I'm guessing mantis is a 3rd declension latin name, but I couldn't find it in my latin dictionary.
Well, the Pumpkin saga is officially over. After planting a whole lot of pumpkins and loosing all but two, I've harvested them and pulled up the vines. The cucumber beetles weren't too happy with me on that, but I'm fine with that.
I liked growing pumpkins, it was fun, but I'm only going to grow them again if I have a 20x20 foot patch to dedicate to them. I don't see that happening unless we move. This year was definitely a learning experience, and well worth every frustration I got from the garden.
Oct 5, 2010 | 6:50 AM PST
The frost advisory we had over the weekend turned out bogus. I pulled half the tomato plants and picked the pumpkins on Saturday, then got too worn out to continue. I asked my husband to finish with the toms and he went to the linen closet, got all the sheets, and covered them up. I'm actually pretty happy he did that because we're supposed to have a high of 90 by the end of the week. Now I have to wash all those sheets!
Oct 2, 2010 | 2:39 PM PST
Tonight is our first frost, but the rest of the week has lows in the '50s. I'm going to use this excuse to pull out the tomatoes because they're not producing much, anyway. I'm going to cover the bell and hot peppers because they're still producing. Tonight, the whole family is going to pick the pumpkins together. That should be fun. We'll either decorate tonight or tomorrow. Tatyana has dibs on the little one that's still green. Last year she had a little orange one that she painted green. This year, will she have a little green one that she paints orange? We shall see. ; )