As you can see my greens up front are picked (chard and some bibb lettuce and my spinach has bolted). My tomatoes are ripening, but I've had a visit from this annoying pest. The tomato hornworm. I may not have even noticed him right away, had it not been for a half-eaten green, cherry tomato that had me come in for closer inspection. Interesting looking fellow, but he and a friend massacred this plant down to only the stalk by the time I came back from Floydfest. This was a plant in a pot, feet away from my my garden plot, but it has found it's way to the others, and I'm having a heck of a time finding it since it blends in so well. I will try to find the bastards tomorrow.
I still have plenty of cucumbers, though, which have been fun to pick. My first cantaloupe is growing, which is exciting, especially since I lost two watermelons to blossom rot. Apparently, that is caused by a calcium deficiency, so a friend suggested I crush up some Tums and add it to the water. That's what I did tonight after harvesting most of my basil for the pesto. My garden is still organic even with a little crushed antacid, right? Maybe not, but it's fun to learn about growing my own food.