Wed. Feb. 12: Battling Sticky Webs

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Waxing Moon Second Quarter Cancer
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Rowan
Sunny and cold

I wanted to post on Saturday, but got injured Friday night, and everything kind of went out the window for the weekend.

Starting Friday, I’ve been battling some weird bug thing attacking my citrus plants. It seems to spin a sticky web below the leaves and then suck all the life out of them. I washed all my plants, leaf by leaf, with ivory soap, rinsed them, and have been keeping a daily eye on them. some branches/leaves were too far gone. Others seem to be recovering. I have a lot of lemons, a tangerine, and a clementine — would hate to lose them.

The garlic plants double in size every day — two out of three came up. The radish plants came up, but not sure if anything’s happening below the surface. How do you check a radish or garlic or carrot without yanking it up? The leeks have started, the carrots have started. One of the pear plants died — I think I need to transplant the other shoots.

None of the herbs have come up yet. I hoped this would be a good year for basil.

A friend started her tomatoes this week. I might start some this week and then some on the Equinox, when I usually start them.

We’re supposed to get slammed by another storm tomorrow. The very thought of it makes me weary.

Think healing thoughts for my citrus plants! I don’t want to use chemicals on them, if I can avoid it.

Devon

3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pat Marinelli
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 01:42:11

    With the carrots, Hubby pulled one every once in a while to see how the were growing. I remember when my Dad grew radishes in very sandy soil, the radish top could be seen popping out of the dirt. Hubby grew garlic but he waited until the end of summer to harvest them.

    I don’t know what the sticky stuff is but I had it once on my Persian Violet. I tried washing it but it ended up killing my plant. Hope your citrus tree survive. I will think kind thoughts for them.

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  3. devonellington
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 16:46:17

    Thank you, Pat! I’ll remember that for the radishes, carrots, and garlic.

    The citrus is doing better. I keep watching and washing, and hoping for the best.

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