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Archive for April 4th, 2013

I have planted the majority of the spring veggies. I still have peppers, okra, corn, some beans, and amaranth to go. With the addition of my 5 new beds I have the luxury this year of still having winter veggies in the garden as well. It has been so nice to have the extra space.

Here’s my beginning of April update.

Snap Peas, Shell Peas, and Beans

Snap Peas, Shell Peas, and Beans

Brocolli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage

Brocolli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Red, White, and Yellow Onions

Red, White, and Yellow Onions

Garlic

Garlic

Swiss Chard, Beet Greens, Spinach, Collards

Swiss Chard, Beet Greens, Spinach, Collards

Brussel Sprouts, Asian Greens

Brussel Sprouts, Asian Greens

Lettuce and Radishes

Lettuce and Radishes

Leeks, Broccoli, Herbs

Leeks, Broccoli, Herbs

Swiss Chard, Kale, and Spinach

Swiss Chard, Kale, and Spinach

Tomatillos and Carrots

Tomatillos and Carrots

Zucchini, Scallop, and Tatume Squash

Zucchini, Scallop, and Tatume Squash

Cucs and Luffa

Cucs and Luffa

Watermelon and Muskmelon

Watermelon and Muskmelon

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Large Tomatoes

Large Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

First Tomato of the Season - Roma

First Tomato of the Season – Roma

Veggies still to be planted

Veggies still to be planted

Here’s the gross photos mentioned in the title. While mixing up the melon bed, I found one larva, then another, then another until finally I had a pile of 32. Each of these are about 3 inches long. They are usually found in compost piles, but for some reason they loved this bed. Maybe because I didn’t clean out the old pepper plants from last year soon enough? There were enough to put some in my compost pile, some in the leaf pile, and the rest off to the chickens.

Pile of Rhinoceros Beetle Larva

Pile of Rhinoceros Beetle Larva

Close up of Rhinoceros Beetle Larva

Close up of Rhinoceros Beetle Larva

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