Well, I couldn’t take it any longer. I yanked out all of the cucumber plants, all but one of the Porter tomatoes, all the green tomatoes, the Tam peppers, a flowering vine (which only blooms once a year and is taking up too much room) and probably this weekend, the purple hull pea vines. I am also frustrated with the ground cherries. I don’t think I will be able to scrape up enough ripe ones to make a jam, before they, too, succumb to the heat. Maybe all my summer purging will bring on Fall weather.
Besides, I need to plant my Fall garden. One of the plants I urgently need to get going is Parsley. Monarch butterflies LOVE parsley. Well, I should say the caterpillars do. In a month or so, the Monarchs will be winging through here and I need to be ready. In the meantime, I am enjoying the swallowtails.
He was very cooperative. Don’t you just love butterflies!!