[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hello Everyone

Beautiful new seedling beds just completed by hard workers, Florian, Josh & Serkan, on Wednesday morning, bless them.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2571″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][vc_column_text]Seedlings planted Wednesday before they knocked off at 3.00. And, yes, by hand! Great work boys.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1446126621639-ce2def34-3910-1″ include=”2580,2583″][vc_column_text]Amaranth looks terrific, doesn’t it?

Now to pests! The up & down temperatures recently have put the plants under stress, as I have mentioned before, especially at this time of year when the pests’ predator population hasn’t built up. This means leaf devastation![/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1446126523922-8bb30132-55eb-1″ include=”2567,2568″][vc_column_text] The cabbage white caterpillar is munching on kale & a tiny white caterpillar with a ferocious appetite is munching on bok choi & rocket. All this destruction in less than a week! These leaves are obviously now wasted.

We don’t know for sure what it is despite some theories.

Where’s the DPI for identification when you need them? This is what happens when the Govt. cuts funding to essential support networks. The DPI used to be there for you & so helpful in identification & solutions.

So we had to wait for a dry day to use an organic biological spray, BT, which will hopefully check the infestation.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1446126468971-03ca0e7f-f59d-5″ include=”2574,2576,2577,2578,2582,2579″][vc_column_text]The leaves are being carefully selected this week for wholeness! However, if you do find a hole in a leaf this weekend when you buy at Carriage Works or Taylor Square Markets, we are very sorry it was overlooked but do not worry.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1446126406737-bf912caa-e1c0-6″ include=”2585,2584″][vc_column_text]I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 

Josh is picking fat hen for Horta weed mix and Steve is selecting good bok choi.

Have a great week, healthy eating.