With temperatures in the high eighties for a while now, it certainly does feel like the dog days of summer! You've probably heard the phase before, but what does it actually mean? Well, they typically refer to a period of really hot and humid days in July and August in the Western Hemisphere. Learn all about them here!
It's a wonder that things are still growing in the garden at all with all this heat! But of course, most of our plants are very well established at this point. Honestly, it could use a bit of additional weeding!
The tomatoes are still coming in nicely, and the basil is doing really well. But the cucumbers and squash that were coming in are missing! Looking around it does seem like the most likely culprits are critters, squirrels and bunnies!
I found quite a few nibbled-on veggies. Oh well, at least something is enjoying them! So rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs are just a few of the local fauna that are not great for a garden. But are there are any that are beneficial? There sure are! In addition to wonderful insects like bees that pollinate and help your garden grow, frogs, snakes, and bats love to eat the bugs that prey on your plants. Learn all about them here and here.