I did some major work in the garden this morning and boy did it need it. I had been letting it get out of control because it was so hot outside and I was in such a bad mood…..Here is a news flash, you can tell what my overall attitude is by the condition of my garden. If I am doing well and happy with life in general my garden thrives and I have growth everywhere….when I start to get sad, frustrated or angry it starts to die. Something to think about…Can we see the Spiritual aspect there?! ANYWAYS
My pumpkin plants were attacked with squash bugs. They are disgusting, multiply fast, and will destroy the crop. I learned this last year when I didn’t realize what they were and allowed them to eat my plants!!
NOT THIS YEAR!
Those suckers are going down…. Here is what they look like –
YUCK… As soon as I took this picture I promptly squished him.
It is because of these bugs that I had to trim back all my pumpkin plants and cut off every leaf that had any sign of eggs on it. I then created a trellis with the materials I had on hand…It isn’t very good but it is working and I think it got rid of the bugs…