Garden Woes – Harlequin Bugs, Squash Vine Borers, Squash Bugs and Potato Bugs

One journey into the garden this week I found a harlequin bug on a broccoli plant, squash bug borer moth flying around the stems of zucchini and a potato beetle on a potato leaf. Sometimes I feel like a crime fighter, because I immediately went into battle mode. Last year I found that a solution … Continue reading Garden Woes – Harlequin Bugs, Squash Vine Borers, Squash Bugs and Potato Bugs

Garden Updates

Whew! Can't believe how hot the weather has been this past week with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s uncharacteristic of a normal June. The Hilltop garden changes quickly day by day. Look at that cucumber climb! A few of the larger plants have opened their blossoms. A couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading Garden Updates

Little Garden Helpers, Herbs and Plant Babies

So many little garden helpers are working for us in our gardens if we would let them. Lady bugs are one. They eat aphids which can weaken your plants and many other insects that destroy our garden goodies. The ladybug pictured above is on a potato leaf looking for its dinner but also keeps the … Continue reading Little Garden Helpers, Herbs and Plant Babies