Friday, June 11, 2010


So early in the season and I already see problems starting. I found a spot of mildew on a leaf of one of my pumpkin plants. Not a problem yet but I've seen what happens when it gets out of hand. On the other pumpkin, the new leaf growth is coming out a lighter shade of green with a few tiny dark spots - doesn't look good. The bambino eggplants are officially aphid infested. I'm trying to keep them away from everything else for now and squish out what I find when I find them. And most of the beans I planted that have come up are rotting - too much water. What was I thinking.

On the positive side though, the snap peas are doing well and producing lots of flowers. The broad beans are up and looking healthy. And I'm getting lots of blossoms on my pepper plants.


Nick said...

I'm sure you've heard of this before but in the off chance you haven't... Neem Oil. It's a 100% organic oil extract that has the properties of an insecticide/miticide/fungicide ect... Also screws up the pests hormones rendering them incapable of living on your plant. It's been keeping the aphids off my eggplant so far! Good luck!

Jeff said...

I think that's a good idea. Have never used it before but I hear about it from time to time.