This is the kind of surprise I can do without. Yesterday I discovered my swiss chard eaten to shreds. Overnight!
Or should I say culprits. I no longer have any tolerance for these caterpillars and they are getting the bag treatment. Birds don't want them and nor do I. What are they anyway? I have so many of them. Some eat mint, some eat zucchini leaves, some eat chard.... in fact they eat everything.
Then there is the time spent on bended knee checking for the eggs of the squash vine borer. It's the only way to have squash.
A lucky catch. this morning I caught the culprit, but not before she had been busy laying eggs. A count of 15 this morning.
Tomatoes are looking good this year. I picked the first ripe one this week, which is a record for this garden. It was celebrity in more ways than one.