Hi All. We’ll I’m battling on as best I know how…which isn’t much! The louper moths have been busy mostly attacking my most developed buds on God Bud and Blueberry. Picked at least 15 of the devil’s off last week. Sprayed Monday with BT (dipel) and then again on Friday after finding a very small one that I’m thinking was unhatched Monday. Found 3 today. 2 dead on leaves, and one I dug out from a top bud that was mostly dead. So far I have mitigated the damage I hope. Got cages on everything but it’s still a work in progress. I’m not sure the drip system will be used this year. I’m used to babying them by hand watering and don’t need to screw anything else up this grow.
Here’s Stumpy Cindy with her custom bamboo prothestic
Blueberry and God Bud. These are super dense and have me most worried about the devil bugs.
Here’s a group shot of the rest and BAP Cindy. The buds seem to be filling out nicely but they don’t look entirely happy.
Closeup of one of BAP Cindy’s main cola’s
And one of God Bud and the pink pistils (sorry not a great shot)
One challenge this year is getting enough sun. I have 2 very large trees that were trimmed way back just before last season. They have grown a lot so in the shade now about 2:30pm then get the last 1 1/2 hours or so of indirect with the sunset.
Anyway’s…it’s all good and I’m enjoying the adventure.
Happy Gardening All!