The sugar snap peas have finally grown almost high enough to hide "The Thing".
It's not a pretty structure, but it is doing what it was meant to do. The birds haven't touched a single leaf of lettuce.
So, what did I do? Last night I built "The Thing II".
This one is covered with netting. It will protect my existing spinach and beet greens from leaf miners. In a week or two, or whenever the spinach bolts to seed, I'll plant some cabbage. Then it can protect the cabbages from cabbage moths. In the fall, after the cabbage is harvested, I can plant more spinach and beets.
Elsewhere in the garden.......
The potato/onion patch is looking fantastic! The first planting of corn, just barely visible at the bottom right of the picture, is about 4" high now, and the more recent planting, front center, is just now popping up. The cucumbers in the pot are beginning to put on some growth, as are the nasturtiums in the two pots that are hidden by the cucumbers.
The potatoes are beginning to blossom.
The shelling peas are showing multiple blooms.
The Chinese cabbage is bolting already. I guess I'll pull it out and try again in the fall.
The chive blossoms are so pretty, I hate to see them fade.
Tomato Alley is doing great, but the peppers haven't taken off yet.
The west garden tomatoes are just a little behind in growth. The strawberries in this bed are blooming now.
Five more tomato plants next to the garden shed. Lettuce seedlings are growing under the blue box, waiting to be transplanted into "The Thing I"