11.29.2011 Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29 Recap

This weeks meeting was pretty light. We continued our struggle with the pampas grass. The European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) is a pest in the organic garden, destroying some of the melons.

On the plus side, large Preying Mantis is eating a few of the pests. Also, the wheat has sprouted, the leeks have tripled their size, and the beans are quickly growing.

preying mantis

Corn and fava beans

Pole Beans

organic melon

Courtesy Jason Carman