I planted broccoli, concerned that they would develop heads right about the time that heat would make them bloom. So far, only a few survived cutworms and flea beetles. This is one of them in the photo. It's now much bigger (about a week later).
It's hard not to love perennials, especially tasty herbs like these chives. The pretty purple flowers taste better than the leaves.
This photo of last year (probably late July) shows that the chive bed was not as thick.
Grubs of cutworms and Japanese Beetles turned up in many shovels of soil while I worked in the compost. The curled white one is the Japanese Beetle. The fat gray grub is a cut worm.
I took this photo as an experiment. The camera is sitting on the ground in my lettuce bed.
One could say this is a bug's perspective.