We are predicted to possibly have another heat wave coming up. The last heat wave really made the plants start to grow. The pole beans had just starting running, now they are at the top of the trellis.
The bush beans have taken over the path. Yes there was a path between the onions and the beans. Now I step on the beans when I want to go down there. I put the Masai beans that are the only bush green bean in the group, in the middle of the patch. Why did I do that? It would be so much easier to pick if it were at the end. It is next to the Tiger Eye beans and they were acting like pole beans and running. So I put them back into their section which took a while. I want to be able to tell which beans are which. They might look different as green beans, but they might not. And I only want to pick the Masai as a green bean. The dried beans can get mixed up all they want. I can tell which is which after they are shelled if necessary because the beans are all very different.
I hadn't yet put in the irrigation. I started it a long time ago when it was still cold. But today I got them finished. They still aren't tested yet, but at least this was done. I was afraid if I left it any longer I wouldn't be able to get it in as the sweet potatoes were starting to root all along their runner. They really took off in the last week.
Another thing that took off was my cucumbers. They are starting to climb their cages. They were also starting to grab onto the row cover that the zucchini are under.
I'm really glad those row covers are up because look at the borer I found. Its mate would have loved to have laid eggs on my squash. This is the earliest I've ever seen them in the garden. In a "normal" year I would find the first one in mid July. Last year it was early July. Now it is the end of June. I might even have to worry about a second generation since they are so early. Usually we don't get one. But this year we might. Maybe in early September? I think I can live with that. I'll be sick of zucchini by then. Or at least that is the hope.
But not all the insects I saw were bad. I really love seeing green metallic bees in the garden. I think they are so pretty. This was on a surprise sunflower. I had no clue it had opened, much less set a bud. I guess I just don't look up much in the garden. I'm just amazed at how the summer garden has leapt ahead after just sitting there for so many weeks waiting for warmth.