Today was a wonderful summer day, just warm enough, hardly any clouds and a nice breeze. I took advantage of this good weather to do garden chores like trimming the monster hedge, cutting the lawn on the diagonal (yes I am nuts) and clean out the shred that has gotten to the point that you could not even enter anymore. I also picked up a new grill last weekend that has a rotisserie so I made rotisserie chicken today, mm rotisserie chicken.
Not alot to update in the vegetable garden, it is just growing. I am going to harvest the remaining peas tonight and compost the plants.
The cucumbers and what I hope is zucchini are getting male flowers so I think female flower/veg will follow suit.
I have been watching the tomatoes daily, patiently waiting to harvest them. Next year I am defiantly going to start the tomatoes earlier so when it is time to plant them out they already have flowers forming, possible using a cold frame to get them out even sooner.
I have composted the broccoli plants making sure to smash up the thick stems so they readily break down.
I have also attached some more insect photos, the first being a Monarch Butterfly taken on the bike trail near our home and the last being a pair of Cabbage Butterfly that are make more caterpillars to eat my brassica's.
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