Very sad day in my gardening world
So I have had a really awesome year. I have had the blackest thumb my entire life (ok, I'm only 27, so it hasn't been THAT long of a life LOL). I still can't keep house plants alive.
But my garden has done amazing. I have had no issues with anything. I've been able to harvest. I've lost very few plants (and I planted A LOT). I have a ton of tomatoes starting to turn, I have been eating beans for a couple weeks now, along with lettuce.
So I go out to my garden yesterday. I have cucumbers! I planted I think 4 or 5 different varieties tosee what grows well here and what I like and such. I have a total of 4 bush cucs (although they are NOT bushy at all LOL, they are being guided upa trellis). And then I have I think about 14 other cuc plants. They are spread out in 3 different areas, in a total of 2 boxes.
So along with my cute lil cucumbers (a few big enough to be used for dill pickles) and I have cucumber beatles fornicating all over my plants!! *cries*
I have had NO bug problems. NO fungus problems. Just all around NO issues at all (except for some ants and a squirrel stealing my ant traps.)
Cucumbers were the ONE THING thatI really wanted to make it so that I can can some using great gramma's recipe and take them to her! She hasn't been able to garden the last few years (shes 96) and its the one thing I wanted to take to her before she passes away.
So what did I do?!?!?
I went out and covered all of my plants (and surrounding plants and grass on accident LOL) in Sevin Dust. I felt like I was pouring poison on my garden.
I keep telling myself that if I wait the 3 days to harvest any cucs (though they probably won't be ready for a bit longer) and wash them really really well that they will STILL be better than any nasty stuff bought at the grocery store.
Off to pout some more.