Thursday, November 27, 2014

#31 - Guild #1 Summer 2014

This is Guild #1, summer of 2014. During the spring, grasshoppers hatched and completely defoliated the tree and bushes. Then they started working on the bark. My solution was to buy a Tree Bag to protect the plants from the grasshoppers.

It does work. Grasshoppers haven't figured out how to chew through the net, or that the can. They can still get in because the beds I built are not the same height. The primary tree get a 2x12 size board, while the supporting plants get a 2x8 size board. But not that many get in. It's hard to drape the net over four plants. It's really meant for one tree. You can see in the picture above, that I can protect everything but the blackberry bush. But believe it or not, it survived.

The plants did survive and started to grow and leaf out again!

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