We have had a spate of cold wet weather. Monday's high was only 52F. Brrr. At least today we are supposed to get into the 60s finally. We only got two inches of rain over the last four days, but it has been constantly drizzly so not much work has been done in the garden.
But the beans were starting to run and I hadn't put up the strings for them to climb. I did find a not so wet time yesterday to finish the chore after being chased in previously. It might be cold and the insects might be chewing on the beans, but still they want to grow. Go beans! That is my good news this time.
As to bad news, I lost one battle. This is my rhubarb. I was trying to keep it from blooming, but it was hopeless. It just wanted to. I had cut off numerous flower shoots, but it wore me down and I finally let it go.
And probably the worst news, the earwigs have been really bad this year. This is what an earwig does to a Michihili cabbage. Luckily one seems to be untouched. But at least two of my three Napa cabbages have been hit, though not as hard. It will be interesting after I harvest to see what is edible inside. But all of them will be taken apart outside so I don't bring those nasty things in. But my biggest worry about the earwigs is my corn. The last time I had an earwig boom like this year they ate all the silks off my corn. I will have a lot of corn in the garden this year.