Monday, July 23, 2012


Here's a green spider making itself at home on a rhubarb leaf in my garden.  This is the first time I have tried to grow rhubarb and, so far, it's healthy.  In this its first season, there are only a few stalks that are ready to harvest, just enough for one strawberry/rhubarb coffee cake.  Wouldn't you know, this spider decided to claim the very stalk, the very one that I intend to pick this very day.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer 2012

 Nearing the end of July.  The determinate, container tomato that I planted into the ground several months ago is at full maturity and bearing nicely.  I have had few problems with tomato worms on this variety.  In June, I purchased another kind of container-type tomato for a late planting, which I put into a container.  There are only two tiny tomatoes so far and the plant has just begun to take hold and flourish.  It is healthy so far; I'll want to know how it does as we move toward fall.