Wednesday, August 3, 2016
This Saturday's gardeners were Iris, Marcelo, Blanca, Laura, and Gabriela.
We continued watering, weeding and harvesting mother earth's beautiful and healthy bounty.
|Bad bug: Squash bug eggs, nymph, and adult. If you see them, squish them!|
|Good bug: Robber flies have been seen at the garden and may be helping us keep pests in check.|
We keep seeing signs of a larger critter chomping the crops. We initially thought it may be deer jumping up the fence at its lowest point, but on Sunday, Iris noticed some of her low-lying, ripe tomatoes eaten halfway through. She's convinced it's a groundhog or something similar, and she found plenty of breaches in the fence where they could be getting in. We're looking at whether this is something that we can repair, or whether we need to rebuild the fence, or part of it. If you have any ideas, please share them!
|Chomped leaves and one of several potential entry points for groundhogs and such.|