Maybe it's just me.....but it feels like the veggies are taking a long time this year to come to harvest. My only thriving plant is the zucchini (no shocker there!). That plant is a BEAST and we get at least one zucchini each day. The cucumbers started out great but have slowed. I keep seeing a new insect (photo below) and, even after pouring over hundreds of insect photos online, I can't identify it. I don't want to kill them in case they're beneficial insects but what if they're not? The peppers are amazingly large although it feels like they'll never turn color (I don't particularly like green peppers). The watermelons are still tiny, tiny, tiny. Am I just being impatient or is anyone else feeling this way? I wonder.
|One of our few cucumbers|
|One of our massive zucchini blooms. They are HUGE!|
|While taking the last photo, I noticed some movement. A closeup found this honey bee. Love it!|
|A peek under the zucchini leaves.|
|A baby watermelon.|
|We have lots of these right now, just waiting for them to turn.|
|What lovely green peppers. They're just supposed to be yellow.|
|Big beef tomatoes. Turn, baby, turn!|
|Red salvia. So that this post has more than just green & yellow.|
|The ugly bugs. Flat backs, light horizontal stripe, brownish in color. Please help ID!|
UPDATE: Jennifer from Little Blog in the Big Woods identified the insect. It's an Eastern Leaf-Footed Bug. They are NOT beneficial and I had to head out and hand pick the small population that was hanging out in our garden. They're easy to catch as they're quite slow and they give off a faint foul smell when they are threatened and/or squished. (frown) Thank you SO MUCH, Jennifer!