It’s been a while since my last post. The headline of this post says it all. I’ve been struggling terribly with pests. While aquaponics provides awesome growth to the veggies, being organic leaves it exposed to all manner of infestations.
The Cucumber Attack
It started with just a few small mites on a leaf.
The infestation gradually spread, and the leaves started to suffer as the following series of photos taken over about a three week period shows.
Then the inevitable conclusion as the plant expires. Sad face
I still have no defense against this type of infestation. The only thing I could find on store shelves is white oil, but I hesitate to put anything petroleum-based into my system. The cure sounds worse than the disease.
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