Monday, July 2, 2012

Wasps!

I've been noticing wasps in the garden, especially around the Dinosaur Kale. I did some research, and wasps are excellent predatory insects. They'll hunt caterpillars, aphids, and some ants. I guess we'll have to share the garden with these guys, since we are growing organically and free insect control is the best. 

We've recently purchased a Neem oil product to deter spider mites and squash bugs. So far so good. 

2 comments:

  1. You'll have to wait until later in the evening to spray the neem oil as to not bother the bees & wasps. Also, mix just a drop or 2 of baby shampoo in with your water before you mix up your batch of neem oil, helps keep the oil & water mixed well while spraying.

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  2. We wait till evening to spray, so far its working.

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