Wednesday, May 6, 2009
New in the garden*
I was able to harvest enough snap pole beans for two to go with our steaks. That was fun since I have never been this successful with vegetable gardening before. I have been really lucky with pests this year. I picked on two catapillars and fed them to the birds. There are some aphids on my pea plants now but I used insecticidal soap to rid them. There are dozens of lady bugs in my garden which really helps.
The swiss chard has germinated and is making it's debut. Chard is a first for me. I first considered it when listening to Geek Farm Life podcast and they discussed how easy it is to grow and described it's tasty merits.
The snap beans are all coming in at once. I don't know if it's the type where the more you pick them, the higher the yield. We will see.
The serranos are starting to come in. They are looking a little weak, I don't know how many I will get from this one plant.
The one Poblano plant I have is fruiting one large pepper, it remains to be seen if this is the only one.