Tomorrow is Tasting Day

History: I fermented cucumbers for the first time. Now it’s tasting time. Well tomorrow is. And I have everything I need – medicine for upset stomach, *etc.*, my phone in case I need a medical evacuation, the list goes on. Everything is set. Altan says to wait 6-7 days from the start of fermentation. I waited 5 because the bubbles stopped (his other symptom of … Continue reading Tomorrow is Tasting Day

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Mite problems? Ask Twitter!

I have mites. There it’s been said. Twitter really pulled through, too. Knowing nothing about mites and what they can do to your plants, I enlisted the internet. I tweeted the problem yesterday because I couldn’t find a real answer in my online searches. I know what the bug looks like (thanks to a handy pocket microscope) but, with no experience, I was lost. Monique … Continue reading Mite problems? Ask Twitter!

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Mites(?) in my plants

Help! I have some sort of red mite on my cucumbers, and I have no experience with them. A search says they could be Southern Spider Mites, but those look huge compared to these. They are the tiny reddish dots all over the leaf in the photo. When you look closely, they appear to be mites, but they don’t look like spiders, meaning they shouldn’t … Continue reading Mites(?) in my plants

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