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#181 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, we have investigated every option for handling those Japanese beetles. The answer is to place the traps 30 feet away from the garden beds ---with perfectly stationed traps  in a giant square--down wind, etc.---- and this is very effective. It lures them away from the flowers and veggies. 

 

 I  do not notice an increase in the bugs as a result. I am not sure why it works (when so many things say it may not) but to hand kill every one---I'd be out there all day long! lol

 

One thing that happens to get in the way of this successful "bugs lured into the bag "operation is that nocturnal animals strolling by like to EAT the bugs in the traps. They think "oh boy, dinner". :)

 

Now, granted, this is very effective pest control being eaten by something larger in the food chain LOL---but that also means I have to replace the traps because they chew right through the bags! No, putting cayenne and tabasco did not stop them. :D

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

i had harlequin bugs (beetle types) last year and i didn't know what they were but i spotted one or two hanging around the broccoli and cauliflower.  we went to my sister's for a week and when i came back, three rows of cole crops were decimated - wiped out!!  this year, i saw one on the (failed) napa cabbage plants and we ripped them all out - crossing my fingers that's all they wanted to eat.......  stoopit bugs  :(


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:42 PM

yeah.....stoopid bugs :angry:


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:39 AM

For some reason, my Japanese beetles mainly leave the veggies alone.  They do like the grape leaves, but not the grapes. I don't have nearly so many now as I used to so it doesn't take up as much time dealing with them.   I'm glad you found a way to get the traps to work for you.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

My vegetables are still at the tiny stage but are growing quickly in this (dreadful) heat.  The wild roses are beginning to bloom as are the irises.  The lilacs are going strong.  My herbs are very happy.  I've been using  them a LOT.

 

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

I went out today and trimmed the hedges harvested my mint. The fudge recipe I found says 1/2 cup and I can easily double that recipe and have leftover Moroccan mint. I need 3 cups of strawberry mint for my mint chocolate chip ice cream. I think I'll have right about enough for that when I go get it off its stems. If I'm short I could probably get a bit more off the plant. I left it far bushier than was necessary. I'll dry my leftover Moroccan mint because I use it with lavender to flavor water, since until I win the lottery I can't afford to live off of San Pellegrino.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

My vegetables are still at the tiny stage but are growing quickly in this (dreadful) heat.  The wild roses are beginning to bloom as are the irises.  The lilacs are going strong.  My herbs are very happy.  I've been using  them a LOT.

 

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It has been 100ish every here day. Last night when I rolled in at 1 in the morning it was still 80. This is entirely not normal here. Then again neither was our dreadfully cold winter. I can take the 80 in the middle of the night, it feels downright awesome... 100 in the middle of the day not so much.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

I went out today and trimmed the hedges harvested my mint.

lolz!  mine is still behaving nicely, but then again, it remains in solitary.  i actually have taken the hedge trimmers to the rosemary 'bush' (i tried to make it into a heart - it's harder to do than you would think!)  anyways, here's what a bloomed artichoke looks like:  

 

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i hope the picture comes out - i think it's so beautious, i may not eat the last one and just let it bloom.....

 

canned beans all day yesterday.  my 3 day half-sours were a big hit at the church pickanick.  i need a nap, but going with hubs in the big truck.  sending our cultural exchange student back to belgium and she wished for a ride in the big truck  :)  she doesn't realize i am dooming her for life to fall in love with a truck drivin' cowboy   ^_^  :o


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

lolz!  mine is still behaving nicely, but then again, it remains in solitary.  i actually have taken the hedge trimmers to the rosemary 'bush' (i tried to make it into a heart - it's harder to do than you would think!)  anyways, here's what a bloomed artichoke looks like:  

 

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i hope the picture comes out - i think it's so beautious, i may not eat the last one and just let it bloom.....

 

canned beans all day yesterday.  my 3 day half-sours were a big hit at the church pickanick.  i need a nap, but going with hubs in the big truck.  sending our cultural exchange student back to belgium and she wished for a ride in the big truck   :)  she doesn't realize i am dooming her for life to fall in love with a truck drivin' cowboy   ^_^  :o

 

Beautiful!!!

 

how did you attach said picture...I like the little one in the thread to open if someone wishes to see it larger.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

idk if its my browser or I'm an idiot these days (possible) or what but I can't look at those attachments. I do know what a blooming artichoke looks like though. ^_^


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

Beautiful!!!

 

how did you attach said picture...I like the little one in the thread to open if someone wishes to see it larger.

i went to 'more reply options' and it let me browse the photos on my laptop to add an attachment.  then you add it to the post  :)


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

i went to 'more reply options' and it let me browse the photos on my laptop to add an attachment.  then you add it to the post   :)

 

Thanks :)


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Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:19 AM

Welp, cabbages are out. Some shredded for fresh kraut, the others awaiting to be chopped up for chow-chow and sweet and sour red cabbage. Lots of pickles put up (thank you sweetheart). Maters are about to turn I'm sure cuz we're going to take a little vacation break. Got a few killer zukes and yellow squash with lots of blossoms. Can't wait to get back and see how over run it is. Weeded the other day so hopefully it won't be to bad. Still have beets in the ground. I wish we had time to do them before we leave but I guess they'll just have to wait.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

Our corn is tasseled and covered in pollen. This has led to an alarming discovery. I am allergic to corn pollen! I was fine out in the garden with the corn until about 10ish days ago. Then I started noticing in the evenings that my arms were itchy. My legs too sometimes, heck sometimes even my neck and head. I was slowly putting two and two together and tonight it clicked when it started while I was still in the garden watering the corn. I suppose I have to start wearing long sleeves to go out and water and to be super careful when I go out to hand pollinate tomorrow or Monday. I sure wish I didn't have to do this whole stupid hand pollination thing. <_<

 

All three mint plants are looking like shrubs again. It looks like I need to go recipe hunting again. I just can't drink enough water with mint in it to make a dent in those monsters! I think brownies this time instead of fudge, my husband can bellyache all he wants about it too. I've been getting 2-6 little yellow cherry tomatoes every day, and they don't seem to be bothering me as long as I'm keeping the rest of my diet super tight. :D

 

I also found our first baby melon today. Just the size of the end of my thumb, I'm surprised I saw it at all while it was so small. Those melon plants have taken over everything in the back of the garden. I keep wondering if I'm going to go out one day and it will have turned into a Little Shop of Horrors scene with this giant melon plant begging to be fed. :ph34r: I keep having to disentangle them from climbing the corn because I'm not so sure a corn stalk can support a full grown melon. One day they're all on the ground, the next they're a full foot or more up the corn again. Its a little frightening.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

cherry tomatoes!!!!!  yeah!!!!  i'm eating them like candy (3 a day haha that's how much candy i can have hahahaa)  but still loving them right off the vine.  gave some to the 'neighbors' (our son & his girlfriend lolz) they came over and raided the garden for some cukes and rosemary also.  the weeds are uber overtaking everything since it has been raining and raining.  God said he would never make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights again, but he didn't say nothin about 39!  lolz!!  looks like the sun is actually going to stay out today :)  we have the beginnings of the Onslaught of Jalapenos - the artichoke evidently blooms and DIES i am very unhappy with that :(  but i let it bloom, so am gonna googly and see if i can get seeds out of the 'flower'.....  hmmmm.... :mellow:  


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