posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 02:07 PM
reply to post by otherpotato
Congratulations on Vincent!!!
May you be swimming in lemons by next year!
It has been awhile since I checked in on this thread, the gardens are going strong now. I tried to trick my seasons this year since it started so late
for us, and then the next thing I knew it turned into the hottest driest summer that I have ever experienced in Alaska. My poor cool weather crops are
fighting still. My spinach grew about 2 inches and then bolted immediately. My cabbages are just now starting to head out and my broccoli started
bolting too. I harvested the first broccoli shoots and I am hoping for a decent crop. Surprisingly enough, or not due to the heat, my corn is already
tasseling, my squash and cucumbers are producing and my tomatoes are thriving. I have also replaced my egyptian walking onions, for those of you
following the research thread.
I came into this thread this morning to ask a question though. In my greenhouse a hive was started, to me the bugs look just like bees. The nest
however is built like a wasps nest, I still swear they look nothing like wasps though. I was leaving them to their own devices until I was stung
yesterday and they were removed. Inside the nest was a honeycomb structure without any of the wax or honey, and the bug that stung me left no stinger
behind. It stands to reason that they are indeed wasps, but has anyone ever heard of a wasp that looks like a bee? I have never observed this strange
cross before, and that is what they seem like to me is a bizarre cross between a bee and a wasp.
Thank you again otherpotato! It is my pleasure to be a part of the research project. Hopefully my next post will be my research post, on composting I
think. It is fishing season though and I need to start smoking my salmon as well, so I can't make too many promises. I will make my next post soon
I hope you are well and enjoying all that your gardens have to give this year!
edit on 24-7-2013 by woodsmom because: spelling