This is ugly, so if you have a weak stomach, go on to another blog site like Soliloquy with beautiful words and photos because Nancy Bond would never gross you out.
Â I wish I could say that being a professional garden designer, gardening coach, etc., etc. makes me immune to gardening failures, but alas, it makes me even more vulnerable! While I’m out helping other people with their gardens, my garden acts up!Â
Take a look at what my vegetable plants have been up to while my back is turned:
I thought pill bugs are only interested in decomposing matter in the garden and won’t touch thriving plants! This was a luscious looking heirloom tomato that I picked to eat the other day. I pulled it off, turned it around to check all sides, and this is what I found on the backside. I instinctively, let the tomato fall from my hand- gross! How could this happen?Â I looked closer and noticed that pill bugs were all over the tall vining plants.
The bugs were “piggy backing” on each other to get higher up on the plant. I have to admit, this is new to me. Never had a pill bug problem. Anyone have some clever ideas how to control them? I’m getting ready for my fall vegetable Â garden and want to evict these killer pill bugs! Â
Anemic and overgrown yellow cucumber next to the last good cucumber in my garden.
On another front, it is time to wrap up the cucumber party. The only cukes I’m getting these days are misshaped, yellow and bitter. (It doesn’t help that I’ve been too busy to tend to them during the last 3 weeks). So, cukes will be cukes and I’m not surprised by their rebellion- I’ve been an absentee gardener and they Â are peeved!Â
So, I’ve shown you my dirt. What failures are you experiencing in your vegetable garden these days? Don’t be shy, lets start a support group.Â Â Â