We have a zucchini plant, a pepper plant, and some tomato plants. But our fruits of the vine are very slow in arriving this year. We have had two small zucchini and two small tomatoes thus far, and there is one pumpkin struggling to survive as well. I hold out hope.
I think every garden should have a mantis or two. Properly, I have learned that they are actually Praying Mantids, as only some are of the genus Mantis. (National Geographic) Whatever you call them, I call them good for my garden! They are carnivorous, and they eat all those destructive insects that I do not want in my garden. I hope Manty enjoys himself enough to stay.