Clearly I'm not cut out to be a professional blogger. I had wanted to update weekly, but have fallen behind for various reasons. One reason though was an insane amount of yard work this past weekend. I think me and Miranda did near nine hours straight on Sunday. Dreams of a TV yard. Funds of a yard sale yard.
We have been getting killed by the cabbage looper for nearly two weeks. I have been trying to get a moment to put the Dipel Dust down, but it has been a bit too rainy. As you can see, the cabbage worm hit us pretty hard.
Eleven days ago (3/26), I dusted the plants with the Dipel Dust. It worked wonders. As you can see these plants were a cabbage looper clan's buffet. Things are looking much better.
We have had a remarkably warm winter and spring this year. We have had several days in the 80s and weeks of consistent sunny and 70s. A day after dusting, we got a frost scare. It did not turn out as frosty as the weathermen suggested. But we had to prepare. I did a last minute cover job. I covered the strawberries with a large sheet of plastic and the potatoes, unnecessarily, with a makeshift combination of Tupperware, sand toys, and a wheel-barrel. It didn't frost really. Better safe than sorry though.