Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Maple Hill Hop 3

Maple Hill Hop
Welcome to the Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's going on outside our door.
Hope you'll join us today!

I'm so thrilled with the peas in the square-foot bed.
Since starting Farm School,
I'm more motivated than ever to keep the garden growing.

The beets are poppin' up.
The garden will be fertilized today,
so I'm curious to see how it affects their growth.

It's been a while since we've had lettuce growing.

The green beans are looking strong.
I noticed the flowers yesterday.
That means it won't be long before they're producing veg.

I've been watching them for signs of pests.
Guess I missed these leaf rollers.

Only a little damage done.
Hopefully, I'll stay on top of pest patrol
so we'll actually end up with some of the beans to eat!

These eggs are sometimes found underneath
and are easily removed.
As we don't use pesticides,
hand pickin' is the way to go.

The passionflower vine is mezmerizing.

Many zinnias are going to seed...

as is the basil.

The star jasmine seems to be coming back,

and creating a blanket of snowy blooms.

The butterfly vine has slowed down,
but still graces us with lovely yellow flowers.


Cooler temperatures are on their way,
and it's none too soon.
It means more hours to garden
without feeling the effects of the heat and humidity.

moonflower bud

Hope you are enjoying time outdoors.
What's going on where you are?