Fun in the sun.
This weeks vegetable share.
Where do food babies come from?
I’ve noticed a few belle pepper flowers that bloomed, hung around for a while, then shriveled up and fell off the plant. This morning I decided to investigate…why aren’t my food babies growing? Internet told me that I might have a pollination problem. Bugs and wind are essential in the pollination process. Although we do get a fair bit of wind, not many bugs (other than aphids...
Ladybugs aren't ladies at all.
How many ladybugs does it take to eat all the...
The answer is more than 1000. I released the ladybugs into my containers over the span of a couple weeks. They set up camp, ate, fell in love, had babies…it was all very kumbayah. After a week or so, I noticed that the aphids were back. Not on all of the plants, just the broccoli, banana peppers, and tomato. No matter where I put the ladybugs, they seem to find their way to the same...
Tonight, we dine on beans!
How exciting. Our first crop of bush beans. This is a wonderful feeling.
Summon Polka Dot army!
This is the my last resort. We’ve tried home made remedies, store bought all natural remedies, and straight up scraping them off. If this fails, the aphids will have officially ruined my life. Finding ladybugs was not the easiest thing, but thankfully Sage Garden Herbs had a few left. My wonderful parents, not bound to the regular work day, made the trek down there to pick me up a bag...
Our first vegetable share has arrived!
In addition to my home grown goodies, this year we’re taking part in Boundary Creek Farm’s CSA (Community Shared Agriculture program). We registered and paid for our summer vegetables in the spring and every week (starting the week of the first harvest) we get a basket of freshly picked in-season local farm veggies. We split one vegetable share between three families and our...
The aphids have retaliated. They must work in warp speed. After the eggplants flowered, the aphids showed up. After a couple days went by, the soap and water mixture didn’t seem to cut it. We grudgingly went to the store and bought an all natural spray. We’ve been spraying them every day, but it seems that as they clear off one plant they move to another.