Our first harvest of sweet potatoes, leeks and rhubarb, and the last of the watermelons. None of the watermelons this year have made it out of the park – it’s just too much fun to share them on the spot. Those eight big sweet potatoes were from just one plant! We’ll wait a few weeks to dig the rest, after the plants start dieing back.
Michael spotted a special visitor on the pole beans: Our mantid friend is a Tenodera aridifolis sinensis, aka a Chinese Praying Mantis.
A praying mantis is a voracious predator, (i.e., a "beneficial" insect), and its favorite munchies are insect & bug pests that we don’t want in our gardens! Isn’t it nice to know that Mother Nature is helping us out? (And kudos to Alan for the excellent click!)