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Tuesday 1:30 P.M. I get a call at work from my son... "Mom, we have a problem"....
1:06 P.M. 1/3 of the magnolia tree in the front yard came down with no warning.
Thank God no one was hurt.
It seems the tree had been rotting for some time.
The rest of the tree will need to come down. I hope it doesn't fall before it's taken out!
Photo Below: June 10 Harvest
Cucumber 9.6 oz
Cherry Tomatoes 0.7 oz
Pole Beans 0.7 oz
Bush Beans 2.2 oz
Strawberries 1.7 oz
Raspberries 3.1 oz
June 11 (not pictured)
Strawberries 0.3 oz
Butterhead Lettuce 3.7 oz
Leaf Lettuce 4.7 oz
Baby Cucumber 4.9 oz
Photo Below: Todays harvest and dinner. It feels so good to be able to walk into the yard and pick your dinner.
Strawberries (1 berry) 0.4 oz
Bush Beans 1.7 oz
Pole Beans 1.8 oz
Cucumber 7.8 oz
Potatoes 7.3 oz
Garlic 0.5 oz
Basil 0.2 oz
In my last post I had said the bell peppers and the watermelons didn't seem to be doing much of anything. Well while I was watering and feeding everything this morning I noticed 2 watermelons that seem to be putting on some size and most if not all of the bell pepper plants now have at least one pepper on them. I'll take some photos this week.
I posted this photo in my last post and asked if anyone knew what it is. Well Jenn over at Gamine's Garden came through for me. The photo below is Bird's Nest Fungi. Thanks Jenn!
"A member of the Nidulariales. Each of the "nests" is barely large enough to hold a BB. The little black "eggs" in the "nests" (the eggs are technically called "peridioles") are at first covered by white membranes, but at maturity the membranes rupture, exposing the eggs to open air. Then raindrops splash the eggs out of the nest. These eggs contain spores which will germinate and form new fungal bodies. Bird's Nests are not particularly rare or exotic."
This fungi feeds on bark causing it to break down and puts nutrients back into the soil.