The best weapon for fungus and pests

This is the time of year for aphids and other disgusting pests in the
garden. I must say that whenever I see aphids on a plant, usually on
the flower buds or newest foliage, I get a gross feeling of malaise in my gut.
I really loathe aphids, the kind that feed on plants and the kind that
feed off bee's eyeballs. They are truly bad parasites and I love killing them.
I have been using this amazing insecticide and fungicide for over a
year now and highly recommend the concentrated version of Organicide
(link above). It works fabulously, although it smells a little like
salmon skin - it seems to do the trick for almost all bugs in the
garden this time of year and works great on powdery mildew. It's also all natural ingredients (hense the fish smell)

PS -
if you can find ladybugs for sale - they are the best aphid killers.
You also get live action satisfaction when you see the lady bug grab an
aphid and chomp on it's body for a few minutes.

This is my army

They got all suited up with feta, mint, oregano and parsley and went into fight a battle with 325 degrees. We all know who won. These are Jason's beauties inspired by international market on 9th ave in Hells Kitchen. They really are the best tasting bird.

Hello Queens

I stumbled onto this empty roof by accident last week. It's on the 44th floor on the east side somewhere in the 80's. I think it's the highest I've been on a roof or terrace and the view was overwhelming.


Yesterdays garden Q & A

Leslie Lands q&a this week discussing blight resistant Chestnut Tree's (which I don't think we have to worry about because I think the chestnuts are too big and too pollution sensitive to grow in the city) AND information for super sunny spots and the drought tolerant cutting flowers you can grow. check the link above...


Week 3 in the raised vegatable / herb boxes

Here's week number three in the little crop beds we made. It's been a
chilly last week and a half and hoping for some warm and wet air the
next few days. The snap peas managed to push some flowers out.
The crappy news is that we have transplant everything and
move the soil and plants to a new backyard space in our new apt
(which is totally the most amazing home I might ever live in.) I'll
send some photo's soon. The upheaval begins last week of May.

It's Lysimachia and Dichondra time!

This is from a job I did last year on a terrace in Harlem.
Lysimachia is the light green and dichondra is the silvery cascader in the background. My 2 favorites. Lysimachia = perennial. Dichondra = annual.

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