Lazy Summer Update

Gardening is very slow this time of year.  Instead of fighting the heat, bugs and storms, we take some time to nurture our soil.  We have one eggplant left to eat, sweet potatoes trying to fight off bugs, and most of the garden under cover for a little solarization. Here are some photos from the the end of July:

Lots of mushrooms from the afternoon thunderstorms.
Lil gardener watching the last space shuttle take off.
Our first attempt at sweet potatoes.

Some news to report:

We had a hungry paper wasp devour a green caterpillar in front of us. I read they will kill the caterpillars and bring them back to the nest for food for their larvae, but we watched the little guy eat the caterpillar bite for bite. Maybe it will be regurgitated when she returns to the nest? The research wasn’t clear. It was amazing to witness though!!! I’ve never seen a wasp sit still for so long.  

The Crape myrtles are also heavy with blooms and bees this year.  Better enjoy them while they last!

Happy Gardening!

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