Thursday, June 26, 2008

Video update on plants - including the battle with the beetles

The photo of the bug below must of been a baby version of the adults that are just decimating my bell peppers and basil. Soap spray and neem oil have not helped. See what started working tonight. Plus, an update on the hydroponic tomatoes. Watch the video.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

It was that bug eating my plants

I found that insect eating other plants nearby doing similar damage. Why can't it eat my weeds? So, I sprayed with an organic soap spray, and the problem seems to have abated. However, I'm keeping my eye on those bugs. I think they'll be back. They'll get another bath if so.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

What's eating my bell peppers?

I found this beetle-looking creature nearby, but I do not know if it is the one eating my plant. Any ideas?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tomato Leaves Curling

The leaves on my tomato plants are starting to curl. I've read that this can occur if the plant is stressed (over or under watering). I'm worried that the plant's roots are sitting in water too much.

I received an email from Jason at the AutoPot factory, who was kind enough to look at my setup. He mentioned that they recommend good quality soil/compost mixed with 30-50% perlite. I'm not sure why I purchased these clay pebbles, other than I read some place they were perfect for hydroponics.

I think I need to pour out my clay pebbles and add the mix Jason has recommended. Please see my photo (above) and see if you agree.