Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memoriable (sorry!) day in the garden

 I've heard tell of the legendary hot dog sized caterpillars wreaking havoc on our garden.  Today I got to meet one thanks to the keen eyes of Debbie Perkin's daughter, Courteney.  He was beautiful with tiny flecks of gold along his flanks and way too gelatinous to squish, esp. in front of the children!   My friend Melissa, who happened to be in park with her family, decided to take it home and see if they couldn't get it to cocoon and hatch.  I'll keep you posted on her science experiment.

Lots of visitors in the garden today!  We harvested basil, chard, poblano, banana and bell peppers and it looks like the tomatoes are beginning to ripen!  My favorite visitor was my friend Joy.  She's 5 and super into the garden.  She comes with her grandmother, Misha, and is so helpful and interested in everything.  Becky gave her some sunflower blooms to take home and sundry.
Our first okra!  

APB on dried bamboo.  I can't find any and desperately need some to stake tomatoes!
                       Please let me know if you have or know of some in the hood. 

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