My husband surprised me one day by saying that he thought it was less important to keep our vegetable garden organic and more important to save our produce from destruction. It makes so much sense to me, but as a family who buys organic as much as possible, I felt a little hypocritical. We don’t use many pesticides on our garden, but when push comes to shove, we will “dust” our crops to save them. Homegrown is still better than grocery store produce, that I’m sure of!
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Now, the Earth Tone Insect Control Spray isn’t something that I’d let my baby girl touch… it’s still potent enough to work… something that I previously doubted. However, since it’s made by Espoma, I’m confident that it’s as healthy for Mother Earth as a pesticide could be. Just take a stroll through their product lists and they have a product for every gardening/ lawn problem. I wanna order a truck load of EVERYTHING. One of their opening photos shows bare feet on a lawn and it says: “No socks. No shoes. No worries.”. Next year we will be planting a lot of grass seed as we slowly turn part of our forest into a yard. Espoma is absolutely right, I want my grass to be nontoxic and safe for my little girl to roll around on and spend hours watching ants, birds, squirrels,… and our farm animals (sigh… our farm is multiplying faster than I can say “PU”!). There is nothing uglier than a “chem lawn”, but to get a lush yard organically… WoW!
For Mother’s Day (my first!), my husband planted me a pink rose bush! In our previous rental, I had a row of gorgeous, heirloom roses that flourished under my black thumb! Just this week my first 2 roses have bloomed! They are GORGEOUS (and kinda smell like melon, which is better than most new rose bushes, but nothing like the heirlooms!). However, I’ve noticed that the leaves have HOLES in them and ½ of the stems are brown. So, I stole back the Earth Tone Insect Control Spray (my husband has been using it on his vegetables). I do see small improvements and the plant is no longer going downhill… however since the previous destruction is still there, it doesn’t look like much in a picture. You’re gonna have to trust me on this one J. If you don’t trust me, I’ll happily get you in touch with my chatty husband. He’ll tell you all about his vegetables (and bunnies and quail and chickens and one gazillion ideas for our new property)… seriously, he’s a new fan of Espoma, but consider yourself warned if you get him talking about his “farm”!
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one lucky reader is gonna win an ESPOMA sampler (can I enter my own giveaway? Drat!). It will include: the Earth-Tone Insect Control, an 8 qt bag of Organic Potting Mix (perfect for any of my bloggy friends who also suffer from a black thumb!), a 4 lb. bag of ‘tone’ plant food and a bottle of their new liquid Gro-tone plant food.
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