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Monday, 18 Jun 12 Cloudy 26°C / 79°F

Had a pretty good day in the garden today. I watered and mulched (grass clippings) the broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, cabbage, and cucumbers. Looks pretty good and hopefully will help the plants through this weeks forecasted heat wave and any more to come.

On the other hand, while admiring my big beautiful blue potato plants this evening, I found a bug I’d never seen before. Unfortunately, it flew away before I could get a photo. It looks sort of like a flattened turtle with a lighter colour around the edge. After much searching online, I found a photo through Google images. It’s a Tortoise Bug (Plagiometriona cravat). Appropriate name isn’t it! At first I thought it was a grouping of eggs of some bug or other, but then it moved. Quite a surprise! So, if the thunder storms don’t come tomorrow, I will be spraying with BT.

Did quite a bit of pruning of the Sweet Autumn Clematis. It was threatening to drown out my climbing roses and beginning to reach out for anyone who passed by.

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Back of Garage Flower garden

Day 1506

Clematis, Sweet Autumn

Clematis paniculata

Day 37

Potato 'Blue Russian'

Solanum tuberosum

Day 22

Cucumber, Early Russian

Day 38

Cucumber, Gherkin, Eureka Hybrid

Day 59

Cabbage 'Reaction Hybrid'

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Day 84

Cabbage, Chinese, Bilko Hybrid

Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)

Day 86

Brussels Sprouts 'Long Island Improved'

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group)

Day 62

Cauliflower 'Snowball Early'

Day 62

Broccoli 'Calabrese'

Vegetable garden


  • Matriarchy

    Matriarchy wrote:

    I looked at that bug on Google – weird! Some of them look like they are made of plastic.

    Posted on 19 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    I hate when I see ‘new’ bugs on my veggies, especially!

    Posted on 19 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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