Green beans are nearly ready

They’ve been growing like mad recently and I’m excited to get to enjoy some very soon.  They’re not quite ready but there are lots of them this size.  It won’t be long now!  We’ve got two 30 foot rows of them spaced 3 inches apart.  There should be lots to eat and plenty to pressure can for the pantry.

green beans in a Mittleider garden
green beans in a Mittleider garden

July 20th update – 
We’ve got green beans!  They’ll be picked today and canned tomorrow.  

Dealing with horn worms on the tomato plants

We weren’t in the garden for about 4 days and I missed the signs of horn worms until they had done some serious damage.  We went through our plants and plucked off any horn worm caterpillars we spotted.  They’re in a canned chicken can on top of a 2 gallon bucket in the picture below. 

horn worm caterpillars
horn worm caterpillars

After removing all of them we were able to see I mixed up a batch of BT and sprayed all the plants. The next day I went out and found ones that we had missed dead and hanging from plants. 

horn worm killed with BT
horn worm killed with BT