Garden Update

The garden has grown considerably since my last post about a month ago. We've been harvesting chard multiple times a week and I'm beginning to see flowers on the squash, tiny broccoli and pods on the Fava Beans (if I only knew how to cook them!).

With the growth, has also come the presence of some unsightly holes in the leaves of the plants. But I've thankfully figured out that the culprit is the Cabbage Worm which is especially enjoying the Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts.

I've pulled up one Cauliflower plant that was eaten badly, but I'm a bit squeamish about plucking these squishy larva off the plants. There is an organic spray that works for these things (BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS) but I'm not really ready for such an endeavor. Dusting the plants with flour is another alternative - which the worms will eat, get bloated from, and die. But I will probably just try and swipe them off with another leaf, stick, or sweetly ask Jonas to do it :)