Observations From This Growing Season
Just a few things I noticed this year:
The billions of ants I had last year must have moved.
There were no aphids.
I didn't see even one tent caterpillar.
The cardboard/grass clippings I put down two years ago stopped the weeds again.
Wasps were almost non-existant.
I think I had more bees than last year.
My roses bloomed less than last year.
Corn gluten in the spring seemed to have worked to keep down the dandelions.
I discovered I really like coreopsis and zinnias.
It was my best year yet for lilac blooms.
It appears I'm going to be growing white yarrow in my yard whether I like it or not =:(
Double digging rock hard soil that's been tromped on for 40 years is hard work, but doable.
What has everyone else observed this year?