As you can see, the last mixture cause even more damage to the plants. While I no longer found the cabbage worms and caterpillars... the leaves of my plants were just torn apart by the holes and then the harshness of the last mixture. We finally agreed it really was more stressful than it was worth (we don't even like cabbage this much!) and pulled the plants out to make room for fall crops. I now have a new appreciation for organic farmers and fully understand why organic costs so much. It sure ain't easy! I have no idea how a farmer would be able to manage a field of cabbage without pesticides but it is nothing short of a miracle.
We have one cucumber getting pretty big but have not yet had any from the garden to eat. This one vine decided to climb its way up a tomato plant stake on its own so the cucumber is hanging downward as it grows. The girls thought it was pretty cool that the plant "made a decision" to climb a certain way.
Lettuce has been plenty. We can get as many salads as we want each night and have a bit too much. Tomorrow I am going to drop some off at our local food pantry now that I know they accept fresh garden food.
We are still waiting for many things: carrots, corn, squash, pumpkins, raspberries, eggplant, okra, cauliflower (which isn't looking too great), cantaloupe and cucumbers. We've enjoyed green beans, onions, potatoes, lettuce, wineberries, blueberries and zucchini.
This was our harvest for today.
The wineberries are obviously wild and not from our garden but they are so plenty we consider them a big part of our produce. We enjoy them all summer long and they have been spreading in the woods behind our house. The girls love going and picking them in little bowls and running back into the house to show me how many they found. This is what they brought to me today!
They have become quite the little chefs in the kitchen. The other day they made their very own fruit salad with them.