The beans are starting to look better. I gave them some fertilizer, since they were looking a bit yellow, and then I sprayed them yesterday morning. The beans had been besieged by Bean Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles. I was hoping the plants would “outgrow” the damage – in other words, grow faster than the munching insects – but they haven’t. I sprayed them with Permethrin, which is the synthetic form of pyrethrin (an extract of chrysanthemum leaves). I chose the synthetic route over neem oil or pyrethrin because I felt the population of insects was too high to get satisfactory control using the organic products.
No, this is the cabbage behind the tomato trellis. I hope the cabbage grows fast so we can pull it out to give the tomatoes room to grow.
Have a great weekend!