It’s the end of the month again, time to join Kate and Crew over at Gardening Without Skills to hang out your dirty plant laundry. Who’d you kill?
Gratefully I don’t have too much death and destruction to talk about this month.
These guys are in critical condition and the outlook is bleak.
Some little bug has been munching on the turnip green leaves all the way down to the stems. I think I’m going to leave the plants in the ground, though, for two reasons. One, just to see if the bottoms will still grow without a lot of top growth and, two, maybe the bugs will be happy with the turnip greens and leave the other stuff alone.
Marigolds are supposed to repel insects, right? Not this one.
The bugs ate every single leaf and bud of this marigold overnight. The day after I transplanted one of the bush bean all the leaves were gone. What I’ve been doing (when I remember anyway) is putting collars around the newly transplanted seedings, and we’ll see what happens.
Now, the jury is out on the last yellow squash plant. We had a little accident. I was adjusting the shop lights and it slipped from my grip and fell right on top of the squash plant.
The botanical equivalent of a broken neck. We need a doctor in the house!! In comes Dr. Cheryl, Plant Medicine Woman.
The fracture was set and immobilized and here’s the patient today.
Not growing a whole lot (probably because it’s still in this cup waiting for me to figure out where to plant it), but it’s not dead yet. Maybe she’ll be in next month’s edition of Garden Blogger’s Death Day.