Update provided by Carol Pelfry, Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteer
I brought the weed wacker to cut weeds down around the bale garden, but it was too wet. It wouldn’t cut.
The garden is beginning to look pretty straggly. You can definitely tell fall is coming.
As we have already discussed, we definitely need to put the bales further apart next year and use fewer plants per bale, although it is kind of fun to dig around in the plants to see what is hiding.
Harvested a few herbs for the girls to use in their cooking.
Here’s today’s harvest.
Beans – 1 pound
Tomatoes – 4 pounds
Peppers – 1-1/4 pounds
Herbs – 2 ounces
(The beans I picked for our dinner weighed 5.8 pounds)
“The insect has a broad range of plants that it feeds on, and so it’s definitely a pest of agricultural and horticultural crops,”
They are a pretty cool-looking bug.
Scarlet runners are blooming and are so colorful.
Monarch in the Sensory Garden.