Nymphs of Green Vegetable Bug on tomato leaf
It’s at this time of every summer that I throw my hands up in horror and ask, ” Is it really worth the effort?”
The weather is changable; extremely hot and dry periods alternate with humid cooler periods.
Ants in zucchini flower
Ants are harvesting in the zucchini flowers.
The leaves of the beans and zucchini have curled and dried out. I have killed quite a few green vegetable bugs there.
The capsicum I picked this morning had grubs in it and they had eaten their way across the entire inner surface of the flesh.
Ladybirds in melon patch
And the tomatoes are infected with some kind of wilt.
A scout around the garden showed an explosion of lady birds in the melon patch many of which were mating and three kinds of wasps were busily preening the leaves of various plants.
So it’s keep calm and carry on until equilibrium is reached.
Remove the dead leaves and clean up the debris at the base of the plants.
Wait and watch and consider using natural remedies of insect control eg soap solution.
Autumn is just around the corner!