That looks like an ideal bean setup! Very nice!
I'm feeling discouraged. I go to sleep thinking about hornworms, then I wake up thinking about hornworms. My catch tonight included a VERY large hornworm that was not (that I could tell) parasitized. No dark sting marks, nothing. He was making a mess of the green sausage.
Total catch for tonight...
5-6 hornworms. Most were newly hatched. A bunch of newly hatch tomato fruit worms. 3-4 stink bugs, which fouled my soap, 2 cucumber beetles, a whole newly hatched nest of stink bugs, and a few leaf footed bug nymphs. Oh! And a potato beetle. Countless eggs. I think all Hornworm.
This guy on my bee balm. Too fast to catch, but likes his picture taken.
My 7' brandywine tree fell over today
Tasted some of my jalapeÃ±o peppers tonight. Not hot yet. But we are LOADED! Hot pepper jelly!
New Indigo Rose has it's first tomato. Very pretty purple plant. Would make a nice ornamental addition to edible landscaping! Compact, too.
Picked my first bit of okra tonight! Gonna sautÃ© it in evoo and salt.
Squash plants are pumping out new growth now and I got about 3 gallons of squash and zucchini last night.
These marigolds. I mean WOW! At dusk, then look like smoldering embers! Lush plants. HAVE to save seed from these this year. They really made the garden beautiful this year!
Lots of beneficials. Tonight I saw a few assassin bugs, they're camera shy, lots of pink lady beetles, sweat bees, honey bees, bumble bees, wasps (large and small) and spiders.
This little fella wasn't scared of my camera at all!