I picked about 9 lbs of green beans this weekend, along with our first red roma tomato that did not have blossom-end rot. I read on another blog that blossom-end rot seems to be particularly bad with romas, this year.
The warm weather seems to have put everything that survived the tree ahead of schedule. Two of my butternut squashes were ripe too. Got a sugar pumpkin last weekend.
The green beans had quite a few Mexican bean beetles, but like other year, by the time they find the plants, I’ve already got the whole crop in, so they do no real damage. This year and last, I’ve done no spraying. The only preventive measure I’ve taken was to plant them next to the potatoes and that seems to have made all the difference. The potatoes repel the Mexican bean beetles and the beans repel the Colorado potato beetles. The potatoes are getting close to being ready to harvest, and I haven’t seen a single potato beetle. Squashed a whole bunch of yellow bean beetles though.
(Knock on wood) I haven’t had a whole lot of pest problems this year, which surprises me. I thought the warm winter was going to make for a terrible bug season. Are any of you having bad pest infestations?