We have lots of spiders running around in our garden. This particular one is a funnel web spider. We encourage them, so they will eat all the pesty bugs we don’t want.
I grew up calling these bugs roly-poly’s. They are also commonly known as pill bugs or pill millipedes. It is one of the few bugs that I am not scared of. I found this one cruising around in our garden.
What a difference one week can make! Our garden is loving the current weather trend. We have been having really muggy, humid and warm days with scattered thunderstorms daily. All the plants are thriving but the zucchini plant has really outdone itself.
This is our zucchini plant on May 25th.
This is the same plant on June 3rd.
The first set of plants that we planted didn’t fare so well. This is round two and everything looks to be growing well. Glen and I try to go out and check on the plants daily. I even go so far as to sweet talk the plants. Hey….every little bit helps, right?
These are some of our peppers.
Spaghetti Squash…am hoping this plant does well. I love spaghetti squash!
Some of our many tomato plants. We finally got some rain, but with that rain came cooler temperatures. Notice the many, many mushrooms/toadstools growing all over the place. Hoping all of our tomato plants do exceptional as well. There aren’t many foods that I love more than a home grown tomato. Plus, I am looking forward to canning.
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