|First strawberries from the garden|
The good news from the vegetable garden is that the strawberries are beginning to ripen. I ate a little bowl of them this evening.
I’ll be picking strawberries every day now for awhile. These are everbearing strawberries, so they’ll continue to produce some berries through the growing season, although not in the same quantities as they produce in June.
The bad news from the vegetable garden is that I discovered early Monday morning that a rabbit or maybe an entire marauding colony, nest, warren, or herd of rabbits ate all the sweet pepper plants except for one.
They left me one plant of ‘Big Bertha’ peppers.
|Carnage left by marauding rabbits|
Eight of my sweet pepper plants were ‘Cubanelle’. ‘Cubanelle’ is hard to find as plants in the garden center so I had lovingly, carefully, thoughtfully grown them from seed. The rabbits ate every one of those plants and then went on to eat all the basil and eggplant.
I will re-buy and re-plant some sweet peppers, taking appropriate measures to protect them from the rabbits.
In the meantime, I checked this evening and found that all of the green beans have sprouted.
|Green bean sprouts|
I’m growing five varieties of green beans, two four feet rows of each.
Once I saw those little seedlings, I took appropriate measures to protect them so they would not end up as dinner for that marauding colony, nest, warren or herd of rabbits.
Yes, I forked my green beans.
|Using forks to protect the green beans|
You may laugh at my methods for keeping marauding bands of rabbits from eating all my beans, but when I did this with spoons several years ago, I had my best green bean crop ever.
In other news, I began experimented with my new weed eradication method. I messed the experiment up a little bit, but I should still be able to tell if it worked by morning.