Today’s Harvest – Tomatoes, Cukes, Peppers

This morning I picked lots of tomatoes, pickling cukes, green peppers, and banana peppers. Found the first cayenne and jalapenos. Pinched out the basil and lemon verbena. Even have a few tiny everbearing strawberries the birds didn’t get!!

I was out of town during the recent heatwave, and it was 103 in Northern Virginia, where […]

Today’s Harvest – Cucumbers, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Yay! We’re finally getting yummy veggies out of our garden.

cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

2011 Vegetable Garden Evolution

The July sun is starting to beat hard on the garden, and we’re supplementing Mother Nature with a little well water and rain barrel collection. Click on any of the pictures to see them a little larger.

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*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

Braconid Wasp Cocoons on Tomato Hornworm – Wordless Wednesday

tomato hornworm with braconid wasp cocoons

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

Tomato Hornworms Are in the Shenandoah Valley

It was only a matter of time, but I really hoped to get a bit further into the season before I saw my enemy — the tomato hornworm – in my little Shenandoah Valley veggie garden. Well, no such luck. I found two of the suckers (or chewers, really) on the Roma tomatoes. I looked […]