the black beans are almost done. i picked a few today. eventually the entire plant will have dried bean pods on them and i’ll take the whole plant and beat it into a can…so the dried bean fall out.
i decided to pull the brussels sprouts. they were covered with cross-striped cabbage moth larvae and cabbage loopers. they had really done some damage to the foliage. I was picking them off by hand (daily) and feeding them to the chickens, but after being gone for a couple of days, i lost the battle. i could have sprayed them, but had made the decision a few years ago to have ‘no spray’ gardens. (which is way i gave up on growing broccoli. even after constantly picking off cabbage loopers, i would still find what was left of them after boiling or microwaving the broccoli…yuk)