The rain is making my beans grow like crazy. I went down to thin them and they were a foot high! And liberally munched on by some nefarious creature…
Now you know I”m captain organic, but seeing that made me reach for the DDT. Luckily, we were out. When I can see the critters, I can pluck them off, but I could find nothing on the leaves. Well, except bug doots and gaping holes. So I got some BioNEEM from the Common Market. It’s “Safer brand” for what that is worth. I don’t mind if the plants aren’t pretty, but I do need them to survive to produce beans.
I also thinned them, which seems just mean at this stage. They’re all half-grown. It’s like a partial-birth thinning. But I did it, and I removed the plastic cups and some of the paper ones. They’re all tall and bean-y:
They’re all supposed to be bush varieties. Let’s hope that’s true.
Found this little guy while I was weeding:
Cute little bugger. Better not eat my plants.