Thursday, October 23, 2014

I really hate cabbage moths -- Garden update October 23, 2014

Bok Choy October 16
When I first noticed trouble a week ago.
It's happened again. My least favorite pest has found my new garden. The cabbage moth. They've attacked previously at my old place and my parent's hydroponic garden. Unfortunately for me I did not notice them sleeping on the stems of my bok choy until it was far too late. I've done what I can, but there is irreparable damage done. The bok choy is hanging in there and continues to grow.
Bok Choy Attacked by cabbage moths
The bok choy today

As you can see from the two photos, the bok choy has gotten larger, despite the constant attacks from the cabbage moth larva. They like to camp out on the stems. They haven't gotten very large yet, and I plan to keep them small/nonexistent.

The Fresno Peppers today

I've harvested 4 ripe peppers from my Fresno plant so far. They are a lot hotter than I remember them being from last year. (I made the mistake of mixing a ripe one in a bowl of ravioli I had. I drank at least a gallon of water in the process). I think I have a really low tolerance to spicy food.

Mystery Germination
What is this?

What is this photo you see above? It's potentially the result of me planting some new seeds in the empty 1 gallon pot I still have. It might be hard to see so let's zoom in a bit.

Mystery plant
Can you see it now?\

So what is this plant? I'm not too sure yet if it came from the seeds I planted 2 weeks ago. It could be a useless weed! But if it is what I think it is, I'll need to wait a little longer for it to grow some more leaves.

I don't have a photo of my Symphony grape vine this week, but I can assure you it's doing fine. It's almost time for it to go dormant now that cold weather and rain is in the forecast. Winter weather is coming soon; it's time for this drought to end!

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