Tag: cabbage pests

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe

| April 19, 2016 | 2 Replies

Voile on Brassicas and Cushaw Recipe in the latest Late Bloomer! Kaye reveals her new trapezoid raised bed, uses voile instead of garden cloth on brassicas to protect against cabbage moths laying eggs, and shares Mee Tracy McCormick’s cushaw squash recipe for Cushaw Cashew Bisque. See Mee’s segment on More at Mid-day WSMV, Nashville, TN, […]

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Finding Solutions for Pests

Finding Solutions for Pests

| January 27, 2014 | 1 Reply

Finding solutions for pests is the life-long quest of an organic gardener or farmer. Late Bloomer Lesson (LBL): Be Persistent! Just because you found a solution, does not mean you found the solution. Late yesterday afternoon, I planted a variety of organic seed potatoes in the repurposed wood bins, as I had done last spring. I finished just before […]

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Screening Winter Greens

Screening Winter Greens

| January 9, 2014 | 7 Replies

Screening Winter Greens is now a key component to pest and varmint management for my cool season greens. What farmers have known for decades – cover crops to prevent flying pests laying eggs on brassicas and more – is rarely put into practice in a front yard garden like mine. However, after daily plucking and squishing […]

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Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Wrap-up

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Wrap-up

| December 9, 2013 | Reply

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Wrap-up covers the resolution of Kaye’s big mildew on cucurbits (squash, pumpkin, melons, cucumber) after a visit to friend Dorothy’s squash patch in the 20 degree hotter San Fernando Valley, plus seeding and planting her third winter garden. When the goldfinches have had their fill of the amaranth, the area of […]

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Ladybird Beetle – It Was in My Hand!!

Ladybird Beetle – It Was in My Hand!!

| January 16, 2013 | 5 Replies

I have so much to do, I don’t know where to start. I’m getting a little overwhelmed. Spraining the ankle on New Year’s Day didn’t help me get off to the roaring start I’d planned. I took a cup of tea out to the garden at noon to evaluate and meditate. It’s amazing what happens […]

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Celery Patch Pests

Celery Patch Pests

| November 3, 2012 | 13 Replies

Celery patch pests are trouble. I highly recommend growing celery in raised beds, so you don’t have to get down on all fours to inspect your celery. I did that today. I went out to harvest some spears for juicing, and ran across a cabbage worm. I ran in for my camera and had to […]

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Green, Good Morn!

Green, Good Morn!

| October 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

Green, Good Morn! Just as the sun was making it’s appearance, I observed what’s new in the garden. Everything’s green! I barely spotted this 3/4″ cabbage worm resting on a baby arugula leaf. Kale’s a’ comin’! My baby kale is sprouting in a pushed up hill in the middle of my white pot. It was […]

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The Morning After

The Morning After

| September 27, 2012 | 6 Replies

I thought it might be interesting to go out the morning after my “Evening Observations” post to see what I missed last night. Turns out, there were a few things, particularly this critter lounging on my red cabbage. That notch of missing leaf just beside it’s head was in its mouth. I call a lot […]

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White Powder and Other Findings

White Powder and Other Findings

| June 29, 2012 | 10 Replies

If you enjoy photography, and gardening, life can be endlessly interesting. A plant you photograph one day may look different the next. There’s always something to photograph. This came up suddenly overnight. Powdery mildew? But, it’s on backs and fronts of leaves, so I’m not sure. I trimmed off the affected leaves. We ate this […]

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Growing Purple Cabbage – Episode 8

Growing Purple Cabbage – Episode 8

| May 25, 2012 | Reply

“Growing Purple Cabbage” is Kaye saga as she triumphs over a host of garden pests to harvest, on Mother’s Day, her first-ever cabbage. With neighbors, Sophia, C.L. and Larry. Click on YouTube for high resolution. If you have a question, please leave me a comment. I’ve learned a lot since Mother’s Day 2012, and I […]

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