Wild chamomile seems to be keeping the cutworms at bay, flour mixed with cayenne pepper will hopefully protect our brassicas against the cabbage moth and subsequent worms, and diluted hydrogen peroxide is being used to prevent the spread of powdery mildew amongst our squash. Aside from pest management, our time has been spent dealing with weeds. The hot weather seems to have finally arrived, and with it, the growth of all plants!
I had intentions of experimenting with a living mulch this year to help keep the weeds under control, but the Canada Post strike derailed that plan. Since I am still waiting for the seeds to arrive by mail I have instead resorted to asking kind neighbours for their grass clippings to keep the ground mulched. Perhaps there will still be time yet.
Here is how our garden is growing this week (you can check out last week here):
Our very first bowl of perfect strawberries!
Garlic scapes - I look forward to these every year!
Baby beets thinnings.
Zucchini and marigolds.
Edible nasturtiums in between rainbow chard in our front yard garden.
One lone cherry tomato that was snatched up by a little
hand before I could get a proper picture!
There's that tomato!