Cosmo spring garden 2020

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Sometimes aphids can build up so much they damage or kill plants. Sometimes they don't. I don't get that excited bout them until I see the numbers getting really high. Then I'll probably hit them with Spinosad. Spray just before dark to minimize damage to beneficials.
 

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It's so true but the waiting is the hard part. I lost all my tomato plants last year to these buggers and early blight.
To me it depends on how bad the infestation is. When someone says flea beetles are not a problem they haven;t seen dead eggplant due to flea beetles. All gardening is local. We all have different conditions.
 

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I wish I could let the guineas in my garden to get the grasshoppers. But then they would keep coming back and that could run into problems. LOL
 

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Harvested the onions. This is less than half of what I planted. The variety was recommended by one of our members on here and the onions did fantastic! This is my first year successfully growing onions and I couldn't be happier. They could have stayed in the gardens bit longer but I saw that 1 bulb was being chewed on so I harvested. They will cure for couple of weeks and than I'll either braid them or cut the stems off and store them in a basket. I cant wait to eat one!
 

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I wish I could let the guineas in my garden to get the grasshoppers. But then they would keep coming back and that could run into problems. LOL
I am cautiously letting our 3 ducks in the garden. They do nibble on the greens but mostly they are searching for bugs.
 

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i didn't know you had guineas there @baymule ?! lol
I have a trio. I call them the Looney Goonies. The 2 hens set a clutch of eggs under a portable building. The male was so lonely that he stayed under the building with them. They hatched 11, most died, got down to 6 strong chicks, them Mr. Snake showed up. I found him in the chicken coop eating eggs and called for Paris, my female Great Pyrenees. She HATES snakes. I chopped it with a shovel and she shook it to death. Once dead, she kills snakes again and again. She has literally shook them to pieces.
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We now have 4 keets, plus the parents.

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