I haven’t posted about my garden in a while, but we’re still trucking right along and I’m almost to the point of permanently stained neon green fingertips 🙂 Seth and I just staked again with 8ft stakes and trellises, because the tomatoes are out of control:
I haven’t had a lot of difficulty this year with snails and slugs, aphids or tomato worms, which is great! Partially due to the lack of moisture here in San Diego (it’s extremely dry this summer), but also because I began spraying with neem oil and BT at the very first signs. I am still struggling a little to combat blight organically, especially on the Roma. Still, nothing relaxes me like gardening does (guaranteed blood sugar drop):
I have noticed grasshoppers for the first time-and they’re HUGE (they particularly like the catnip). They don’t seem to be doing much damage…so I guess I’ll just be thankful for that at this point. I’ve also found quite a few ladybugs, which I love, and could also be contributing to the lack of aphids.
I’ve been harvesting zucchini and cucumbers for about 6 weeks or so, and still going strong. The tomatoes are really coming into season now and last night I harvested Cherry, Roma, Yellow Pear, and the large San Diego and Beefsteak are just about there. I can’t wait for BLTs on Paleo Bread! Food truly is beautiful-notice the rich color as compared with commercially grown produce: