Thursday, June 11, 2009
The weather here, well more precisely the forecast on Weather.com has gone a little batty as it is telling me "Hurricane Preparation?" and "Beach Weather?" Granted, as long as I am getting correct weather information, weather.com doesn't need to be a "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" champ.
Dammit, I am NEVER going to get the game show's Rockapella theme song out of my head now!
Anyways, waiting on the weather to not have a chance of rain so I can NEEM spray my plants up because I am slowly realizing that I will be needing to spray once a week to control all these flea beetles and squash vine borers.
In addition to the spraying NEEM oil, I am going to use leaves/flowers of my feverfew and chrysanthemum plants to make a tea and create a truly organic pyrethrum concoction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrum), and hopefully that will knock out most of my pest problems.
I am beginning to wonder too if I need to turn the ginormous compost/lawn waste area by the house to expose pest larvae.
ON TOP OF ALL THAT, in my quest to have delectable squash this year, I will submit and be getting floating row covers (http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2005) and Nema-Ject Nematodes (http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2877) from Gardeners Alive because I really really want squash. What better vegetable than one that is tasty, decorative and that can hold for a long time? Plus, I have a $20 off coupon.
These nematodes sound awesome, something about tiny things that can create havoc on another species... hmmm, this explains a lots about my fascination with viruses and bacteria for a long time... NOTE: bacteria are good and essential too, for the soil and humans, so no one go all anti-bac on me!
Anyways, still watching the weather.