Saturday was the first day of sun at the Small Table in almost three weeks. I’m not kidding! We broke the record a few days ago for most consecutive days of measurable rain– a record that was set in 1937. Wet. But the cloudy skies have totally kept my peas alive, so I haven’t needed any cheesecloth yet. A couple of weeks ago, I also decided to get a jump-start on summer plants, as you see in this LST Plant Family Photo. So I’m feeling pretty happy about my little garden today. Here you see (L-R): sugar snap peas, mint, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, and bush beans.
If the peas can hold out for just a few more weeks with the help of the cheesecloth shade, I know I can get something actually edible out of them. At least I hope so! If that happens, I’m going to have a huge PEA PARTY. Where we will eat other things besides just peas. Cross your fingers.
My next problem is the little green aphids that have appeared on my tomatoes. I hate the fact that there are bugs that want to be on my plants. I know– the circle of life and all that. But still. I first tried to just get them all off by hand, but that didn’t work. So now I am getting ready to hit them with the insecticidal soap. Several YouTube videos have been helpful in this regard, and if you are interested, here is the link to one from The Rusted Garden. He’s got all sorts of good stuff on his blog, if you are also trying to garden this year. Bug update to come.