So.... planting season in SoFla coincides with the months with the harshest and most frequent hurricanes. Now I'm rethinking planting this Saturday considering a hurricane is predicted to hit Friday. Maybe I ought to wait till October. Yes, the title is a reference to the song "Come on Eileen" with the name of the hurricane. ^_^
My tomatoes have been suffering from the whiteflies (those son-of-a-Bs) so I made some insecticidal soap and threw in some cayenne. It doesn't seem to be working so far. Two of my bell peppers have been viciously attacked by snails. It's rather discouraging. I saw beautiful photographs of colorful, luscious veggies and dreamed one day I'd be able to harvest some of my own. We'll see.