Our peppers and tomatoes love the warm May weather. And the other vegetables, fruits herbs and flowers (to attract pollinators) like it as well. Yesterday I’ve noticed, we are raising Cabbage White Butterflies inside the greenhouse. I found a couple of empty chrysalis on the Ornamental Kale leaves. No wonder, we have so many flying Cabbage Whites flying around in our garden. Well, I can’t blame them. There is a lot of cabbage to feast on for the caterpillars. And Family Cardinal is happy to get fresh caterpillars for their young. Here are several photos of what’s growing in our raised bed garden in mid-May.
Flies like onions, too.
Cabbage White Butterfly on Onion Blossoms
I let the Italian Parley bloom to attract Black Swallowtail Butterflies. When it gets warmer, the parsley will be an excellent host for Black Swallowtail Caterpillars.
Another tomato; so far I have three ‘maters growing in the raised bed.