The rapidly cooling temps are ideal for the Brüssel Sprout plant but also leaves Aphids with limited food sources & boy, was she covered with them! Normally, I’d let natural predators enjoy lunch, but they’re more concerned with warmth & hibernating now. A strong blast of water, a trimming of unnecessary foliage, a dosage of Neem oil, & a organic slow-release liquid feeding took most of her pests off to the great garden in the sky.😜 Still a striking image when peering out of the patio door & the sprouts themselves are plumping up! #urbangardening#organicallygrown#pestcontrol#gardenexperiment#plantingsomethingnew#fallgardening
A few weeks ago I started seeing aphids in the Bonnie’s Bowl garden, mainly just on flowers and flower buds and the underside of some leaves in the polytunnel where the winter plants are starting to suffer a bit from the heat anyway. I don’t spray, so I’m spending extra harvest time hosing or shaking the aphids off the plants. It’s well worth the extra work because now I’m seeing so many different insects and lots of beneficial ones that will snack on the aphids like hoverflies and soldier bugs, as well as beautiful arachnids like this gorgeous green one (swipe left). .
To say the testing is going great is a major understatement!! These #GorillaNut testers are going off!! This one in particular I can’t stop going in to look at her and smell her! Terps are exactly what we hoped for! GG#4 gas with an amazing dosi finish!! Holding true to dad she is really starting to pack on the frost around week 6!! Coming soon to a vendor near you!! #organicallygrown#probiotics#gromer1#butterstuff#freshcoastfrost#highlymotivated @freshcoastseedco