Sunday, April 07, 2013

What's up with my garden?

Well.. I haven't written about it much, and the reason is the pests have been driving me crazy! I was tempted to write a post about the varieties of mealy bugs my plants seem to have at the moment. I don't know if it's because they are low on nutrients, or the tree overlooking my terrace is somehow contributing to the infestation.. whatever the reason, the end result was disheartening to see every time I went to the terrace :(.

The evening was spent in trying to save my guava plants which are the worse infested at the moment. This meant spraying and wiping off the underside of every single leaf, and pruning the ones which were worst off, even one or two that had a couple of buds on them :(. Fingers crossed and hoping that this helps, and the plants start looking better before I have to go on holiday and leave them to someone else to look after for a whole two weeks!

Not all is bad news however, I did get a few tomatoes recently :)

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  1. We've bugs and monkeys to worry about :( While monkeys eat up whatever vegetables that are in their vision, the bugs seem to eat up the leafy veggies. The only thing that survived are tomatoes(which I am kind of bored) and potatoes, which seem to thrive well. Our marigold plants are also being attacked by monkeys which were supposed to keep the bugs away. In effect, the monkeys have disturbed the ecosystem badly.

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    1. Wow.. monkeys are tough to battle against :(. Only an occasional visitor to our area, so have not encountered them much after I started growing veggies. Even my tomatoes are in bad shape this time, think I have been lax on the nutrition aspect too maybe. Hoping to resolve it a bit in the next week, and then back in May when I'm back from vacation. Fingers crossed they survive until I'm back!

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  2. these are lovely ..one day when i have a terrace garden , i know who to come asking for advice :)

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    1. Would love to help :) It's a wonderful experience, and I must warn you it takes over your life a wee bit ;).. but in a good way!

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