I noticed that the radishes the students planted last week have sprouted. They will be excited to see their plants growing when they come out to the garden.
The tomatoes are starting to ripen. The squash and the okra are flowering. All the lettuces are full grown.
|Ripening Tomato. Our leaves may not change |
colors in the fall but at least our tomatoes do!
I spotted a small metallic green bee collecting pollen from the mustard greens' flowers. She was very entertaining to watch as she pressed pollen into her pollen sacks.
|Augochlora sweat bee. A native bee collecting pollen from the mustard greens.|
Besides the bee, I saw many lady bugs on the leaves of our veggies, and butterflies fluttering around in the pollinator garden. Although classes did not come out today, I had a good time tending to the plants.