Pesky Pests Are Still Around
Cabbage worms blend in well with many of the
that it prevents the white cabbage moth from laying its eggs on the Kale leaves. It worked! The Kale underneath the nets had no sign of cabbage worms, while the Kale outside obviously did!
Other pests still in the garden include squash bugs (which we found in a curled up cucumber leaf) and cucumber beetles (on our delicata squash). They were small in number though. One pest that we typically get mid-August, the dreaded Tomato Hornworm, was no where to be found this year!! Perhaps because the Garden crew really pruned all of our tomatoes (a lot of leaf spot on the lower branches but also to try to prevent late blight).
In other news this week in the OG, we sampled one of our Sugar Baby watermelon to see if it was ready yet. It was! Expect to see some of these and perhaps our Cantaloupe at upcoming Farm Stands =)