The battle of the bird feeders has ended for now. I put hot sunflower seeds in the "squirrel proof" feeder to keep them out and added safflower seed to the other feeder. I am spreading sunflower seeds for the squirrels, the chipmunks, and the birds. I put out a compressed corn meal log for the gray and brown (with racing stripes) rodents only to have it eaten down 2/3rds over night. It was twisted to the side. The culprits were most likely raccoons but I will not rule out deer. Now I have to figure out how to keep critters out of my squirrel food.
The hops are almost all over 6 feet. The cascades are 10' long. I sprayed them today for whatever is eating the leaves. I hope it works. I finished mulching and have a nice seating area now.
The zucchini is doing great as far as growing foliage. I still do not have any fruit. I had to put the tomatoes in cages to get them back in the sunlight. I have tomatoes but they are still green. The spaghetti squash is growing vine and has a few flowers but it is more of a fall vegetable.
I fertilized yesterday. The flowers are just starting to pick up. We have ben short of rain the last two weeks, although we are still about 2 inches ahead for the month.
My computer crashed on May 27, so until we resolve this issue I will be offline. Although I am suffering from internet deprivation and have this huge empty spot in my life, I am using my time to garden, finish my small hop garden (the cascade hops are over 6feet long and I have 5 bines of northern brewer @ 4feet), fencing the veggie garden, FISHING, tying flies, canoeing, and home brewing. Iam using my youngest daughters' computer tonight. I hope everyones gardens are doing great. I hope to be back soon.