Why does growing anything in my back yard elude me? This morning when I went out to feed Mr and Mrs Pigeon, I noticed that my newly transplanted cosmos flowers had aphids all over them.
Upon reading about how to organically rid my plants from aphids, I see that I have to wipe the plants off every day with wet paper towel. A spray of a liquid soap concentrate may kill the plants.
SOOOO — if I’m not filling up beer traps every day (or sprinkling coffee grounds around) to kill the slugs that devour my plants, I’m tenderly wiping off each leaf to rid the plant of aphids. And the sad thing is that my plants tend to die anyway, no matter what I do. Last year I harvested one beet. One. Beet.
***I’m shaking my fist at the heavens***
Here’s a photo of the gardens at Wells Cathedral, though! It’s pretty, isn’t it?
How does YOUR garden grow?