I am actually not sure where to start this one today. Everything has just started falling apart. My onions are being eaten, and not by me. I have a dying tomato plant, my cucumbers aren’t growing, and there is one vine that is dead.
I am confused? I’m assuming it’s bugs of some sort. I can’t figure out what though. And I am not sure how to treat them. I don’t want to just chemicals, but I’ve been doing the soap method, and all the other organic bug treatments and they aren’t helping.
So today, I am going to go get food grade diatomaceous earth. It’s not what I wanted, but I also didn’t want to not eat any of the fruit of our labor. So off to Tractor Supply I shall be going later! Next week we will discuss how it worked. Or we will see if I am currently in the corner crying because all my plants died and the bugs live. 😉
I need to pull the damaged plants today when I am out there working on everything else.
Here are my damaged onions and tomato plant. Not pictured: one tiny vine of cucumber plant that also did the same thing.
Let’s move onto the healthy for now plants, shall we?
Zucchini and peas are coming along quite well!
Look at these giants go!
The strawberries are kind of on a stall…. but we are just watching them…
My cucumbers are S.L.O.W. this year. The first ones I planted? WAAAAY smaller than the second planting! And they aren’t in any hurry to get longer… I know that once they do they will grow so fast I can’t keep up, that’s the only thing keeping me from camping out there murmuring sweet encouragements in their “ears”….well that and bugs. And the fact that I am a delicate flower and don’t like heat. And I sweat like a swimming pool. So there’s that….
How do your plants look this week? Am I the only one battling bugs right this second?