Today, I picked green beans.
I have triumphed over the rabbits, who for years have eaten my bean plants as fast as soon as they reach a reasonable size.
I don't know if my triumph is for this year or all future years. I used so many methods to keep the bunnies away thatI don't know if it was the combination of all of them or just one in particular that did the trick. I just know I'm eating fresh green beans tonight.
And no bunnies were harmed in the process (I think). So we are all winners.
The two varieties I picked today are 'Provider' and 'Romano'. I have a third variety, 'Bountiful', which is not quite ready to pick.
And unlike some years where I get one good bowlful of beans and the bunnies eat the rest, I expect to pick several more good "messes of beans". I feel so good about growing beans this year that I'm thinking about sowing a fall crop today and seeing what happens. Will the bunnies leave those alone?
Yes, my outlook on the garden is as bright as the colors in this picture.
And did I mention that we got a good quarter inch of rain last night? It's not a lot, but it's a start and a welcome bit of "washing off" for the garden.
Friday the 13th is a lucky day in my garden!