At various points I used B.t., Monterey Complete and Spinosad to deal with caterpillars - which came on much later than usual. Just a weird growing season.These are incredible! I'm blown away these are here in Massachusetts, especially with the wet summer.
You wrote "1:3 peroxide spray every couple of days" for problems. I was wondering if you used anything else?
Are you near water or using frost blankets? Growing this late is impressive.Still at it. Made it through a 26 degree night on Saturday with moderate leaf damage but no harm to flowers. Probably coming down Sunday as Monday night is supposed to drop to mid 20s again and I’m not sure they can handle another hard frost. Not a spec of botrytis. Pretty sticky, smells range from floral to mint/camphor, definitely gonna make me some hand-rolled Temple Balls -
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It’s a wrap! Chopped the three Dakshinkali today because I’m sure it will drop below 25 in my yard tonight and I don’t want the flowers to freeze. The latest I’ve had plants in the ground and also the latest flowering plants I’ve grown. One good thing is zero rot, maybe that’s a consequence of flowering so late as everything else was affected to some degree. Flowers have a nice minty/camphor/eucalyptus scent and are sticky although sparse. Glad I’m not hosting Thanksgiving because I have no time to cook while serving out my hard labor sentence in trim jail lol
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Impressive, beautiful trees you've got there.No frost blankets. Within 175 yards of the water on the South Coast - it has a bit of a moderating effect if the wind is from the west or south, but when it is from the NW it doesn’t help all that much. 28 degrees last night, probably the same tonight and I’m pretty certain they will come down tomorrow as it will likely dip under 25 tomorrow night.