I didn’t expect growing vegetables to necessarily be easy here in central Texas. And it isn’t. Neither the peas nor beans seem to be thriving; in fact, the peas look like they’re burning up. At the same time, I’m not sure what’s wrong with the beans.
The bean packet I bought was a mixture of green and purple beans, and the leaves on the purple beans seem to be shriveling. In addition, I think something’s been nibbling on them, chewing off new growth and possible blossoms. I’ve tried the natural concoction of oil, dish detergent, milk, raw egg and water. While it seemed to work in Wisconsin, I’m not so sure it’s doing anything here.
And, while not widespread, a few of the fruits on the tomato plants have holes/brown spots. I think a fruitworm has been the nibbling on them. Hard to catch them in the act though, when I’m gone during the day.
Just have to keep trying though. I really have my mind set on fresh BLTs this summer!