This is our labor of love. Going into second year of horrible drought. I gave up trying to keep the grass around there green, even though we are on a water well.
We had a biblical invasion of cut worm moths then flea beetles. I used beneficial nematodes for that then finally resorted to Sevin spray because had I not, we would not have had anything left. Due to the drought we have had no bats. We always sat out at night and watched them come in but have seen only one since March. It is sickening.
Anways, so far have planted: Oriental mustard greens, chard, kale, radish, okra, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, eggplant and several varieties of squash and climbing beans… I ordered the odd but fun looking Chinese snake bean today. I can’t wait until things are climbing the bean poles.
I feel like we are constantly battling something around here. The lack of rain is getting depressing. I just hope when we hit our monsoon season in late July or August we get something but it was minimal last year. Minimal rain this spring. Maybe half inch.