Thursday, July 27, 2017
A Garden Surprise.........
I was out and about spraying those continually pesky Japanese beetles and looked down as I checked my volunteer vines for bugs. To my surprise I saw a melon laying there on the edge of the grass. The former owner dumped things on the garden in the fall and then would till the various material into the soil. I had volunteer vines and I just let them go. I have iris starts in the area and the vines will not bother them. I waited to tell my wife until later the next day when I showed her a photo of it
This one makes four that I have found. It seems to be smoother and I will just have to wait to see how they develop to determine what they really are. Among all those vines I really am seeing one that reminds me of a watermelon vine. That may just be wishful thinking. So far, I see no cucumbers and that is fine by me.
I spent a lot of time watering the zinnias and sunflowers as that was what I had planted and I wanted them to survive our long heat spell in the past. I did spray the vines with some water just because, which they really did respond to it. I assume this is a yellow squash. There is only one of them but maybe all those other blooms will give me squash too.
I had to spray for Japanese beetles for the third time now. They seem to fly in and eat during the hotter time of the day. I was disgusted that they came back the second time but I am assuming our light rain washed away the insecticide. I will go out again this morning and check on the zinnias as it seems to be their favorite foliage.
I am sort of resting again today. The dumpster at the house was taken away for the last time so that shows how far I have come with the old house project. The rest will be cleaning and painting and changing the pumping under the kitchen sink.
We had a half inch of rain last evening and it was so needed. I will spot mow the yard today where it is longer than necessary. Thanks for checking in on me today. I hope the weather is being better for all of you in your different areas of the country.