Thursday, July 1, 2010


The dry, breezy, hot weather has made a ripe environment for spider mites. Now my tomatoes' got 'em. Not just them, mind you, but the maple tree sprouts 10 feet away, amongst the poles.

Yellow mottling on top.

Webby, detritus-covered bottoms.

I was gonna spray some soap, but then didn't. I fertilized instead, hoping there will be enough plant for both mites and tomatoes. We'll see. I'm lazy when it comes to treatment.


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