Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tomato wars

The dreaded Hornworm arrived in my vegetable garden, in two days I lost many of my small tomatoes.  I have been on the lookout every morning for signs of damage, but the little buggers waited for me to go on a business trip before they attacked.  When I came home the damage was done, I think I killed them all, but they are very good at hiding.

This has been a good year for the vegetable garden.  The broccoli is starting to produce, I have more arugula that I know what to do with, and all the salad greens I can eat.  

The days are getting longer and the weather hotter, so is a matter of time before all these plants will fry in the afternoon sun.  This year we had a short and hot winter, not ideal for vegetable gardens in South Florida.

This week at the DragonFly garden.

The bromeliads are blooming, the mango tree has flowers again (the third time this year) and the hanging basket is new to my collection of succulents.

PS – I am working on a project to bring more color to my back garden; I hope to be done next week, pictures to come.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Your vegetable garden looks great. How interesting that you said your winter was short and long. four and a half hours north of you, we experienced a long continually chilly winter. Only one night dropped down to around 31 with very little damage - fortunately. We had many overcase and rainy days. Very unusual for us here. All your broms look wonderful!