What do others use for grasshopper control? These babies are skeletonize ing my beans and between them and the starlings, I had to replant the beans. I have stalks of tomatoes in two beds along side lush tomatoes..they are picky eaters.
Ditto on that. I think this is year eleven for being chemical free. I keep resisting taking the easy way out. I think I'd rather lose the crop than use chemicals. I'd never be a farmer with thinking like that!
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008.
And the payoff is sometimes a bumper crop of beautiful, healthy foods to eat..great incentive program in my book! My apple tree has great amount of apples this year! Can I keep the deer away till they ripen? I'm trying!
Post by tendingmygarden on Jun 7, 2015 12:48:48 GMT -5
Binnylou said: "I keep resisting taking the easy way out. I think I'd rather lose the crop than use chemicals."
DW said: "And I have been gardening all my life and have never used chemicals. I'm with you, I'd rather lose the crop than use chemicals. I'm dedicated to doing my small part to keeping Mother Earth healthy, vibrant and balanced."
I can't find the post about using the foil on the ends of squash plants. I'm new to growing squash and would love to have that info incase I need to protect my plants. I'm growing them up off the ground on wire so I think that helps.
I can't find the post about using the foil on the ends of squash plants.
Some people thin that wrapping the stems in foil will stop the Squash Vine Borer from laying her eggs inside of the stem. It doesn't work because the SVB will just find an uncovered section and use that for egg laying. You don't need to worry about that because SVB's do not live in CA. Lucky you!