Welcome. I have a container garden and it is doing great. I had a problem with tomato worms for a while but, like you, I was watchful and picked them off and now they are gone. My first tomatoes are just now ripening and I can't wait to have a taste. I have been gardening organically since the 70s. My bell peppers are almost ready and I am getting some strawberries since they are ever bearing. My green beans and potatoes are slow because I have not been able to water them like the others, but they have been blooming and doing great, except for a varmit that got about 5 of the green bean plants. The whole plants!!!!
My herb garden was a failure. The seeds didn't come up so I must have got some bad seeds. I will try indoors first next year or try some inside during the winter.
My cannas, and glads are beginning to bloom now. I have my perenials staggered so that I get tulips, crocuses, and daffodils early, then my amarilisses, and a little later irises, then my yuccas and tiger lilies, then my rose of sharons, and then my cannas and gladiolas, then my crepe myrtles, and so on.
I have lots of lady bugs and earth worms here and not many pests. Good luck everyone.
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Caterpillars and slugs just love broccoli and cabbage! We always just pick them off.
btw, I live about 90 minutes SE of you in Kentucky. My daughter lives in Northern Ky and works in Cincinnati. We're practically neighbors ;-)
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Hello everyone! I have been gardening flowers for about 6 years since we moved into our house. And I started a vegetable garden two years ago and loving it!! I have already more than tripled my vegetable garden this year, but I don't think I can get it any bigger at this time due to my yard space. :( I am following the square foot gardening idea to utilize as much space as I can. I also have a worm compost bin and a spinning compost bin. I am glad to find an organic gardeners team on SP, since most people I know give me that "OH...." look IF and when I talk to them about composting and my worms and worm tea and gardening! :) LOL I had a friend suggest that I spray my vegetables since I was having caterpillars on my broccoli plants & eating them. No thanks. Instead, my daughters and I would go on a caterpillar hunt each day and move them to a "new home" (aka... my neighbors overgrown yard!) The caterpillars weren't harmed and my broccoli survived just fine!
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