This year though, I was determined to grow something! I stuck to the basics, peppers, tomatoes, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and zucchini. I have kept most of the weeds at bay and managed to grow normal, full sized veggies :) This makes me smile! We harvested 8 crunchy cucumbers, 3 zucchini, 21 various peppers and a large basket of green beans today! Oh and 2 tiny yellow plum tomatoes that I ate straight off the plant.
Now our only battle is getting rid of the pesky June Bugs (Japanese Beetles) that insist on eating holes through my bean, potato and pepper leaves! Chris brought home a Safer Brand Japanese Beetle Trap
this morning. I, as usual, was skeptical, it’s a plastic bag! I hung it out around 5pm and then picked my green beans. As I was picking, the June Bugs were flying out of the plants and into the trap! It was awesome! We just checked on it again a little bit ago and there are about 2 inches of June Bugs in the bottom of the bag already! Good thing our friend at the Feed Mill told Chris they fill fast, he bought extra bags :) We plan on getting one more for the other side of the garden and another one for the front of the house where they’ve been eating my plum tree and clematis.
Now I’m on a mission to safely eliminate the slugs that are decimating my hostas! Beer in shallow saucers are first on my list to try. Any other suggestions out there?