Oh, Ohh!!!! OH! I saw A BEE!!!! A real honest to goodness honey bee! YEA!!! It’s the first one I have seen this year and I am WAY happy. Cause, man alive, if you have one, more will follow! I have been so worried that I haven’t seen any bees. This may be a little case of instant Karma. I saved a bee from a swatting at my parents house over the weekend. I arranged for it to be released outside. Perhaps having bees in my garden now is a cosmic thanks from the bee that was spared. But, I digress…
I have MANY, and I mean HUNDREDS of cucumber blossoms out there, so, go- bees- go. I have a few tomato plants that are thriving and a few that are puny, but there is not fruit or blossoms anywhere on the tomatoes. I have a few flowers on the pepper plants. I have wee turnips and Brusselsprouts that have just come up. And tiny corn (I have little hope about the few ears of corn I have, but will be happy just to dry the stalks and be Fall-ish with my decorating). I may yet get a melon or two, but I have ZERO squash producing (For some reason, I have no female flowers on the plants. Thanks to eTrish for giving me gay squash.)
(Husband’s note: he says I shouldn’t say GAY squash. “He prefers I use “Monastic Squash” . You decide. I’m just saying that I see a bunch of male blossoms hang together out there in the tubs, not a female in sight. Until I hear some shape-note chanting and the clack of rosary beads, I’m sticking by my choice of words. )
I think the beans are winding down. My mint and savory plants are going gangbusters. Bees! Oh, joy.