But I did take pictures on Monday morning as promised. So...without further ado, a view of our garden.
You probably can't tell from this picture, but the first plant on the second row looks very different from last week. Here is a close up of our lone bell pepper plant from last week's photo.
Isn't it beautiful? However, last Tuesday (just after this photo was taken) Jim came home to find most of the leaves gone. We wondered why the deer would eat the pepper plant and not the peas...well, that is because it wasn't deer.
While watering the garden, I found a manduca quinquemaculata (otherwise known as a tomato hornworm) hiding on the stalk. My pepper plant now looks like this. :-(
Our first loss. But look how good the peas in the second row are coming in. :-)
Oh, and this past weekend, Jim and I put a flower bed in the back yard.
You can't see them, but there are iris tubes from Lea Ann's garden planted in the left half of the bed. I had a couple of society garlics and a Mexican heather that were supposed to go by the mailbox still sitting in pots, so we planted them at the edge of the iris's so that we wouldn't disturb them when we finished the bed.
Jim, Will and I planted the last row of the garden Wednesday evening with broccoli. Those sprouts should be showing up in a little over a week.
Stay tuned for next week's update. I will try to post the pictures in a more timely manner!