After a week away, we were not sure what to expect in our garden. The weather in Maine may have been damp and chilly, but in CT it was hot and stormy.
Our garden thrived while we were away.
Hidden from view are tiny little garden pests who are also thriving in our garden. Flea beetles are chomping away on our two of our squash plants, our cabbage and possibly one of our tomato plants. We are using diatomaceous earth to eradicate them. We only use this when absolutely necessary because we don’t want to harm our beneficial insects or arachnids, like the spiders who moved from the potato bush into the squash and are keeping those plants pest free.
We also have end-rot on one tomato plant. After much research we decided to increase the soil’s calcium level by mixing yogurt into the water and we are sprinkling Epsom Salt into the soil which will allow the plant to increase its ability to absorb the calcium from the earth.
I hope my girls are watching and understand that education is not something that ends when you graduate high school, or college. I have put hours and hours into educating myself on how to garden and now we are beginning to reap the rewards of that learning!