Every year, June is a lush time in the garden. Everything is green and growing and well watered. The bugs haven't quite come out in force yet. And the possibilities are endless. Then, disaster strikes. This year, the eggplants are slowly losing a battle with flea beetles and I've spied a few squash bugs. Soon, the cucumber beetles will strike and the tomatoes will contract some sort of wilt. I've come to count on these occurances. But the difference this year is that I'm ready for them. My organic bug spray is mixed and ready. The crops have been rotated since last year and the soil has been enriched by compost. And, perhaps best of all, I have back ups. I let the suckers grow on my tomato plants and when they were about 18 inches tall, I cut them off and put them in a bucket of water. They're starting to root. So when the determinant varieties are done or some of the plants have succumbed to disease and pests, I can just tear them out and replace them. Frost comes late around here, so there'll be plenty of time for another crop. We'll see how it works. In the meantime, the green beans are quite prolific. I'm wondering if I need to start another crop or if they'll keep going all summer.