Yesterday I finally managed to get off my duff and start some fall (or second summer) seeds. I diligently planted out some tatsoi, bok choy, beets, swiss chard, Thai basil, cilantro, and even some cucumbers and winter melon - hey, you never know, we don't get frost until December or January.... if at all. Then I started the Fava seeds soaking and planted those out today. It's hard to start a fall or second summer garden when I am still waiting for most of my summer crops.
But when I went to go and check on the seeds started yesterday, I noticed that there were a lot of winter melon seeds on top of the soil. I at first thought I was a really sloppy planter. Then I noticed that the cucumber seeds were also on top of the soil. A closer inspection showed this:
What pest ate the insides of the seeds and left the rest there? Grrrrr..... I'm ticked.
They also ate the one Fava seed I popped in the soil before I remembered I wanted to soak them and add the inoculate when planting out. Now I am concerned for my tender Fava seeds I planted out today.
Not so happy gardening today....