because when you're in the garden enough, you find things. Found all the below on leaves of turnips I pulled the other day. This striking bug, is a "bad" one. Southern green stink bug, and it feeds on plants. I wasn't sure what it was, so I trapped it under a cloche while I came inside to look it up.
look different. These have dull greenish foreheads, bold green structures on their wings
31 August 2019
Newer hosta in the garden, the one with lance-shaped leaves I got as a trasnplant, is blooming white in the shady sideyard.
30 August 2019
I found that Laddie has been striking snails, killing them but not eating their bodies from the shells. I don't know if he misses and doesn't grab enough of them to extract the snail? or what. But I didn't want to leave those snails lying around the tank making stink, so I dropped them into the shrimp jar where each was promptly claimed by an amano.
28 August 2019
The blue ramshorns are moving about the tank now.
I pulled the amaranth. Don't think the seed will ripen the way it was lying flat on the ground, and can't put it in an arrangement because it's all collapsed. So it got fed to the compost pile. I'll try it again next year.
27 August 2019
Found some swallowtail caterpillars on my carrots. I clipped off the leaves they were clinging to, and moved them onto the parsley. If they eat up all the parsley, I'll pull some carrots for me to eat, and give them the tops! This black prickly one is a black swallowtail caterpillar.
My turtlehead looks fantastic, since I've been throwing dishwater on it regularly again. Mealy bugs are gone, once in a while I surprise a leaf hopper or stink bug in there is all.