I was very happy to see this ladybug larvae in the hoop house. They eat tons of aphids. This is why I am never in a hurry to 'weed' as often the weeds are full of these. If you pull them up and throw them away you lose a lot of these natural predators. And sad to say, for whatever reasons I have not seen as many ladybugs this spring as I have in the past. It might be the weather, I'm not sure. But so glad to see them now.
|Mexican Evening Primrose|
|Chocolate flowers, they really smell like chocolate!|
|Red Flax and Bachelor Buttons|
Some more wild flowers are blooming.
|Summer squash plants of all kinds|
|Gold Rush Zucchini|
The squash plants are doing well. It looks like the Gold Rush Zucchini will be coming in first!
|Summer Bibb Lettuce, bigger than a dinner plate!|
|Summer Bibb, red and green and delicious!|
|Burpee's Gourmet Mix|
|Best onions ever!|
Besides lettuce and onions there was a little bit of spinach, another 5 pounds of snap peas, curly and flat parsley. If I have time this evening I'll pick some bouquets too.