Does anyone know of effective organic means to keep grasshoppers away? Some jerk-bug has been munching on my already-sad-looking basil.
, my chickens are not crazy about basil, but love the lettuce.
But true, not many hoppers survive in my yard, except on the hops where they can get above the chickens.
Wow vert, that is one stunning iris color! My garden is getting taken over by flowers actually. I am bad about eliminating volunteers.
Had the first garden stir fry last night. Totally pure home grown 2012 except for that one red bell pepper the wife made me add. The bok choy was nice. First scapes as well.
Maybe you could just plant some more basil and have enough for everyone?
I like this answer the best.
I gotta get some pictures of my garden going.
Looks like we are going to have too many zuccini this year. the surprise is that we didn't plant any. talk about not eliminating volnuteers well. I feel like it's a shame to remove edible food plants from a food garden just because it wasn't what I expected.
we have four or five nice looking cantelopes swelling up and the potatoes are like three feet high.
The corn has exceeded 12 inches and the beans we planted around them just started to break ground this weekend so we put in the acorn squash seeds and crossed our fingers. looks like we've got a nice second round of artichokes on the way. and we have started snacking on green beans. and melons melons melons. well also squash and, with luck some cukes for pickles. Looks like 5 or 6 of the loofah seedlings are going to make it to so that should take care of our sponge needs for a while.
the last 25 tomatoes went in the ground yesterday and we just got a couple yards of compost delivered so we can top dress everything.
gardening in California is almost embarrassing the hardest part is stopping the plants you don't want from growing.