Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Harvest, etc

Cow peas from seed I saved.

 Well, it looks as if the above is all I am going to gather from the garden this fall. But I'm not too disappointed. I learned a lot over the course of the past 2 months, and I am excited about planting some cold weather crops like cabbage and collards. I plan to get some heirloom seeds in the hopes that they will produce well, and I'll be able to get more seed for next year.

I plan to make my garden larger next year to grow more variety of crops, and plan to add fruit trees and blueberries Fall 2011.

So again, I think my little experiment garden served its purpose and next year should be much more "fruitful!"

Click the image to see the larger file. He has what looks like a shield over his body!

While admiring my neightbor's purple trumpet flowers, I found this little guy. I thought it was a lady bug at first, but now I am not sure what it is; never seen one like this. Any ideas?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at it's head. If there is black solid or mottled M or W (depending on which way you're looking at it), then it's a ladybug. If not, it may be an Asian Ambrosia Beetle..
Hope all goes well with your winter garden. ;o)