Friday, May 21, 2010
Excitement is growing!
Doing a garden organically is new to me. In the past, at the first sign of insects I would get out the spray and have at 'em. This presents new challenges to me but I can see they are not insurmountable. Yes, we lost the collards to what I believe are cabbage loopers. But I understand that I planted a little late in the season and I think next year we'll have better luck with this. I haven't seen too many other pests: one nasty baby grasshopper (don't get me started on grasshoppers!) and a few other insects that don't seem to be feeding on the produce. I also saw a ladybug, a known garden friend.
This morning I replanted the globe basil into the herb bed. I had put them in one of the vegetable beds and they were doing fine but the zucchini are going great guns in that bed so I didn't want the basil shaded by the giant leaves. And I do mean giant! It's like I planted elephant-ear zucchini! Next week the residents will be dining on zucchini and maybe some yellow squash. The cukes are just tiny babies right now, or still in flower but I predict fresh pickles by the end of June.