Tuesday, August 2

Note to Michele: What is Eating My Eggplant?

Hi Michele,

I want to show you what I discovered in my garden today. Little tiny eggplants. I was so happy to see these forming, but then, I took a closer look to find every baby eggplant had a hole bored into it. Take a look:
It looks like a bullet hole in each baby eggplant. I asked my resident master gardener, he said he thought some kind of borer and will try to find out more from the extension service. Do you have any ideas?

Below is my patch of Strawberry Spinach. So far no berries like yours.
I bought another bale of Salt Marsh Hay today to put more mulch on the garden at home.

So that's the update from my garden. How are things going at yours?


1 comment:

jjmcgaffey said...

I'm growing strawberry spinach in Alameda, CA - SF Bay Area. I've got lots of lovely berries - I've seen things saying they're bland or tasteless, but I find them lovely and sweet-tart. However, I have something living in the top berries on each stalk - little green caterpillar things. No idea what, my local Master Gardener suspects they're moths but I'm not even sure what they're eating. If they're eating aphids I will gladly give them some of my strawberries...

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