This is out of the box, out of the blue, out of the ordinary...
but I just wanted to start out with something beautiful.
Look who I finally caught on camera! So far, the liquid fence has been keeping him out of the garden.
Now on to the ugly. Look what I've found on my pole beans!!! Ahhh... this does not look good. What the heck are these things? Anyone know?
Update: I think these are Kudzu bugs. An invasive Asian species plaguing Georgia.
Then it's either them or something else that's creating this: chewed leaves folded over...
And when you unfurl the leaf... a little green worm with a black head or is it a little black poop?
What in the world!?!
I would appreciate your help in identifying this creature.
Update: I think this is some kind of leaf roller. Which one? I'm not sure of yet.
The string beans are doing better and better. All recovered now and producing.
Here's yesterday's morning harvest. The onion is a little small but I tend to pluck them early. I have a hard time waiting.
At the close of yesterday, I knew what I had to do in the morning...
At the first light of day,
Smarty Girl and I will be heading out to the garden with torches and pitchforks to oust the pests.
Maybe some soapy water too.
Now you see why I had to start with something beautiful?
Off to conquer on Whippoorwill Road,