With summer in full swing, our farm is packed with growing things.
We instituted a new protocol this year during planting which has worked out well for us. Last year, hornworms and squash bugs devastated our little garden so we spent the winter researching how to keep that from happening again. We came upon the idea of some natural insect deterrents and companion planting a pest repellent plant alongside our crops. As you can see from the photos below, it worked better than we could have planned. Having peppermint and spearmint plants in the same beds seems to have kept the destructive insects from our garden this year. In the space of only a month, we are already harvesting and sharing some of our crops.