Since my last post, here’s what’s been happening. Upon further inspection of the sick zucchini, I have borers. They were eating holes in the base of the zucchini making the rest of the plant look sick. 😦
So, to prevent the borers from taking over the rest of my garden I used Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew. This is an organic bacterium that has been bottled up and is the leading pesticide in the production of organic produce. I have never used a pesticide on my garden before, so I was a little bummed out.
Here’s how this works, you put your dog in the house, where she’ll stare desperately at you from the back door.
Next you hook up the spray to your garden hose. NOTE: Remove the safety ring, or you’ll be extremely frustrated.
Next, ask your significant other to to spray your garden or just do it yourself. Your choice!
Any pets (or children for that matter) will have to stay away from the sprayed veggies for 30 minutes while it works it’s magic. Then, mission complete.
In conclusion, we removed the zucchini with all the holes and bug in it, then sprayed and now both the cucumber and zucchini look significantly healthier and are both still producing…
What about those weird round cucumbers? Are they lemon cucumbers or what? Well yes they are!
These were labeled “bush cucumber” when purchased, but the grower messed up the tags so now I’ve got these Dr. Seuss looking lemon cucumbers. They make me laugh!!! I feel like I’m in Willy Wonka land when I pick them, “the Schnozzberries taste like Schnozzberries!”. Yes, I’ve eaten them and they do taste like a cucumber. Fun stuff 🙂
Tomatoes are about ready to turn red!! I think in a few days I might be making tomato pie, salad, so on and so forth 🙂 And my pepper plants are still producing yummy spicy treats.
Wondering what ever happened with my herbs? I set them up under my hanging baskets so that the water drips into their pots. The basil and parsley are doing well but the cilantro died. Same thing happened to me last year. I don’t think Cilantro and I are meant to be.
In conclusion I leave you with the image of Pepper, refusing to come inside before we sprayed the pesticide. I asked, she sat down. My fiance says with enthusiasm “Come on Pepper! We’re going inside” and the dog shows her belly for rubs. The joys of being a dog owner lol