Earth Day!

| April 22, 2012 | 4 Replies

You never know what you are going to find when you go out and inspect your garden in the morning.  You have to be vigilant when growing cauliflower and cabbage, as there’s a ton of critters that enjoy feasting on them.  Today, I was met with these on one of my 8 plants.  I picked them off and squished them.  I suppose they could be aphid larvae.  Anyone know?

They leave a little stain around where they are and they don’t move very fast.

While I was attempting to photograph very tiny white bugs, my trusty helper Brooke (she will appear in several “Late Bloomer” episodes!) dropped over wanting to help.  I set her to watering.

Then, I noticed my first fully opened zucchini blossom on my green zucchini plant, and she held the leaves back, while I grabbed this shot.

I have two zucchini plants in the raised bed, one green and one yellow.  The yellow zucchini plant, right beside the green, has a mold problem, and there’s been no mold on the green plant.  I trimmed off a lot of the leaves and sprayed with Neem Oil a week ago, but there’s still spotty white mold coming up, at least I think that’s what it is.  This foggy June gloom doesn’t help.

Hope you have a wonderful Earth Day, and get out and enjoy Mother Nature!  Thanks for reading! – Kaye

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Category: Critters, Pests, Vegetables

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  1. MaryZ says:

    One of my books says they could be cabbage white flies. treatment: spray with insecticidal soap (is that organic?) good luck

  2. Mary, I don’t think so, but, my neighbor recommends a drop of plant-based dish detergent in a quart of water will be just as effective as chemicals.

  3. kate says:

    They look like meely bug (sp?) To me…

    • Oh, thanks! They look nasty! Sounds like it, just read a little online though these don’t have tails and are not hiding in crevices, so for the time being, I think I’ll spray with a drop of plant-based dish detergent in a pint of water and see if they return.

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