Gardening

The beans planted last week are coming up! The first set Daddy planted had been eaten up by birds, so this time he set two-by-fours atop the rows. We pulled them off today and found these.
Baby pole bean plant
Daddy hoed up four rows and I planted two rows of corn (Silver Queen) and two rows of okra.
Daddy in the garden
The aphids are after the tomatoes, though interestingly enough, they haven’t yet bothered the heirlooms I got from Tomato Jane. Fortunately, the lady bugs are to the rescue. The best aphid eaters are lady bug larvae. This picture actually has the larva, the next stage, and the adult, though they’re a little hard to find (click on the image to get to the notes on Flickr).
Three stages of the lady bug

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