Cleaned ’em out. Pulled all the kale and chard plants from the front bed to attempt a second coming of tomatoes (I planted some Luccas!). They were more bug than plant anyway.
So. Many. Aphids. But honestly – they aren’t really ruining the plant. They’re just gross to clean off. But my stomach is getting stronger against the aphid invasion. The plants do look great; but they don’t seem to be getting quite as big as the chard.
Had to remove some leaves from one of the plants due to a pretty mighty bug (aphids?) infestation. This plant is shaded longer than the other kale plants, so I’m wondering if that has anything to do with it.
I anticipate we’ll have more kale than we know what to do with at some point in our future.
I’m usually quite wary to plant big leafy greens, as in the past I’ve had some pest problems. But no risk, no kale chips, right?
These babes were transplanted into the front veggie beds on February 23. So far they’ve survived two very rare hailstorms, so hopefully they’ll be nice and hearty.