wow - be careful - with sharp tasting things like that, it's hard to tell if they are "off"If a jar of kimchi explodes when opened is that a sign of quality or that it's gone off? I'm going with quality. It tasted fine.
There's a plethora of solutions to the insect dilemma. Almost any longterm farmer, who's resisted pesticides, has a solution derived from experimentation. Do you have access to knowledgeable farmers in your area?Not to be alarmist, but here is a concern we have discussed a little bit previously:
The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick - Bloomberg March 27
So you may have laughed or scoffed at my "ambitious" post a few days ago, but we are starting our indoors plantings this weekend.
It is a good time of year - the questions will be weather, keeping animals out of the gardens, and keeping the insects down.
Insects are a very challenging enemy, much worse than groundhogs and rabbits. And we do not want to use pesticides. But we will figure it out.
One plant at a time, one day at a time. : )
That is a very good point and indeed - we are researching and will connect with some of the local organizations around here. There are more than one might expect and a number of farmers markets too (if and when they open back up) for socializing and studying up on what people are doing.
There's a plethora of solutions to the insect dilemma. Almost any longterm farmer, who's resisted pesticides, has a solution derived from experimentation. Do you have access to knowledgeable farmers in your area?
I remember visiting a 3 acre organic farm ("Organik" was the name) in Llanogrande, Colombia. They were completely self sustainable, the only purchases it made were manure and rocks from a mining operation, and they used a solution of fermented ginger and garlic as a pesticide.