I love my vegetable garden. It's certainly a yearly learning process. After 4 years I have learned the following:
Stink bugs stink.
Watering does make a difference.
Do not put metal supports around zucchini.
I cannot grow cucumbers.
And chipmunks are a pox upon me.
But this year has been pretty good. We had wonderful sugar snap peas and lots of peppers. We would have enjoyed a bountiful tomato crop had the aforementioned rodent not single paw-edly removed my heirloom fruits one by one.
Every year I plant sunflower seeds. And every year the seeds are removed by probably the same tomato-mauling chippy.
But this year he must have been distracted by the bumper tomato crop and missed a few. Three grew and one was enormous!
The best part? One morning this beautiful butterfly came to visit.
The butterfly flew away for a moment when a slightly larger visitor took center stage.
Things definitely grew in the garden. As well as elsewhere.
It's the first day of school today... growing up!