As you can see from all of my photos the vegetable gardening is doing very well. Everything is growing and so far I have had only two small issues. First, my beets didn't quite take. When I planted them I think I split them a bit too small and only half of them survived. I was able to fix it by adding some slightly larger new beet plants in the open spaces. Pretty simple, eh?
My next battle was pests eating my butter lettuce. If you look at the center photo, you can see the nice holes all over the leaves. Apparently I have (now had) caterpillars. They were cute little inch worms that ate my lettuce (as in a ton of lettuce) in only one day. Hungry little guys! Since my garden is organic I couldn't just run to Home Depot and purchase something to alleviate the problem. Instead I had to meet up with my favorite organic nursery and get the proper "safe" and organic spray. Fortunately it worked and my lettuce is happy again.
I have already harvested tons of herbs, as in basil, cilantro, oregano and parsley. I also have onions that are ready to eat and am enjoying my blueberries and strawberries every day. My blackberries have berries so they should be ready soon too.
Needless to say, vegetable gardening a lot of work. But it is a blast! And I cannot wait for my tomatoes. Can you see the tiny tomatoes in the picture above? Yay!
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