Sunday, April 28, 2013
Well, it’s spring, when a young(ish) woman’s fancy turns to gardening. I don’t have a ton of room to garden, as I live in a townhouse, but I have some space front and back and I make good use of my porches for container gardening. Each year I experiment with different veggies and greens as well as flowers. This year I was able to winter over some spinach on the porch, and as the weather has slowly warmed up it has been infested with teeny tiny green demons I have been assured are aphids. I have tried the soapy water cure, and that is not cutting it. It has wiped out the majority, but a few stubborn suckers keep hanging on and yesterday I found a worm! A WORM! THIS WILL NOT STAND. You want to talk about cranky, my friends? Try going out to pick some beautiful spinach off your porch and realize that there are THINGS crawling out of it. And they are tiny. And they are clingy and you have to pick each one off individually. Who even wants to EAT after that? So I have been looking up recipes online for organic, homemade pesticides and as soon as I can get to the store for some oranges and hot peppers and much better spray bottle, VENGEANCE WILL BE MINE. I hope.