Yesterday was a garden day. Things are not going very well. We seem to have at least one four footed visitor in the garden. We think that it is a deer because they have been seen in the area before. I'm sure that he/she/they took one look at our garden and rubbed their little front hoofs together while smacking their lips.
My beets have had several sever haircuts. We like beets, but we love beet greens. There have been several beets pulled out by the roots and left behind. The same thing happened a couple of years ago with the carrots.
We also have had some sort of fungus attack the eggplants. They were fine last week and this week it looks like they have been burned. Seeing as they were planted more than a month ago, I don't think that the sun is to blame.
I don't like the deer any more. It ate my peas! I planted 5 rows of peas because summer isn't summer without fresh peas. We did manage to pick a few and eat them right in the garden, but it was no where near the buckets full that I had hope for.
And it looks like our wet June has led to blight on the tomatoes again. Last year was the first year that we hadn't had blight in a number of years and I thought maybe we were done with it. But alas, no. We will get some tomatoes but no where near the record numbers that we had last year.
On the good side, the broccoli is doing very well! We picked and ate out first broccoli head. The taste is amazing! It is so much different from the taste of the broccoli that you buy in the grocery store in the winter.
And the cilantro is also growing well. Most of this was picked after this picture was snapped and made into a hot sauce that we have on samosas. I planted another row before I picked this one, and I hope to create a store of hot sauce to see us through the winter.
My mother also had an operation last week. I went to visit her on Saturday in the hospital and the nurse commented that she was such a wonderful person. I could only agree. She is home today and has been told to take it easy for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Knowing mom, after a couple of weeks, she may have a hard time doing that. Especially in the summer when there is so much to do!