Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Day After

I was so tired this morning after carousing until 2 a.m., celebrating my birthday. However, I did do some work in the garden. I sprayed all the eggplant with diatamaceous earth. Hopefully that will keep the aphids and red spider mites in check. Then I sprayed the Meyer lemon tree with Safer's Insecticide (it's organic and not poisonous, you can spray up until the day before harvest). After that I sprayed the oregano and nearby rose bushes for powdery mildew. I may just have to cut out the oregano that is infected. They say it's really hard to get rid of powdery mildew once you have it. The secret is to prevent it from ever appearing. I do not seem to have much luck in that area.

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