May News in the Florida Garden!

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We have been busy bees this month.  Online we are excited to have a new cover photo for our social networks.

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The new cover photo was designed by creative Courtney from Strong MOD.  Strong MOD is  Florida blog about healthy eating. Courtney offers up some delicious recipes. In fact I can’t wait to try her Pear Squares!

In the Garden…

The bugs are starting to swarm and I know our easy days of gardening are coming to a slow end.

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The beets were destroyed by what looks like pickleworms, and they moved right onto the cucumbers! We must have a healthy population of pickleworm moths in our preserve! Their pupa are hard to organically control!

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Speaking of moths, I discovered this banded sphinx moth while doing a little yard work today.

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It was almost four inches long.  I would love to see it’s colorful pupa. They usually live in burrows and feed on plants in the Ludwigia family (water purslane, water -primrose, etc), so the garden is safe!

Sweet Surprises…

When we removed our winter tomato crop this spring, a volunteer celery was growing underneath! We should have some to eat soon!

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The little gardeners asked for yard beans this spring. They are hoping to see some soon!

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I hope all my gardening friends have a special Mother’s Day weekend!

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Thanks ~Bee

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8 responses to this post.

  1. So glad you love the header! xo

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  2. Bee isn’t there some kind of starch you can dust on your plants that ‘blows’ up the worms? If I remember I’ll repost.

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  3. love that first photo

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