I am very pleased with my garden this year. The weather has been cooperating nicely. Just enough rain to keep the plants thriving.As usual almost every corn and bean seed germinated.Last year I had hard luck with my cucumbers. I was invaded with cucumber beetles and could not get ahead of them. This year I am using Neem Oil to control them. So far it has done the trick.I plan to make many batches of Bread and Butter Pickles as I am down to my last jar.Our strawberries are beginning to ripen. We have a lot of trouble with birds eating them in years past. This year I purchased some row cover cloth and placed it over the plants.We used some rocks to hold the sides of the cloth down. It is working very well.