They attacked for the second time in my absence
In preparation for the autumn, I tried hard to bring some early flowers in my garden. Usually Winter is the best time for them, but as the weather cools down a bit, its possible to have them early in the garden, saving some of my time and excusing not to get up too early to pluck flowers. This is how they were coming up. I brought these two Malabar spinach plants from my native and planted them after a long time.
Before leaving, I pruned the marigold trees and feeded them well with some organic vermi compost, expecting by the time I come back after two weeks, I will see flowers. The job of watering them was delegated to my son ( ya, he takes care of them in my absence). This year the rain has been a spoiler, it rained continuously for 15 days. So there was no need for him to go and water them. To prepare the Web3 Meet up (details in this post), I came back. When I went to see my plants, it was a totally disaster. Those big insects attacked for the second time, eating out the entire body of the plants.
It felt like, they liked the heart and kidney of the Malabar spinach, and tried to eat every bits and pieces. But then, since they were running out of food, they evaded other plants. Furious me was having only choice in front of me - Kill them. I cut those Malabar spinach plants and threw it down from the roof top ( I hope they would have felt like doing a suicide). And then I placed a search warrant and found each of them in other plants and killed them mercilessly. I knew, if I would not do that, then I will not be able to sleep peacefully.
Sometimes back @steemflow reported similar issues, bugs ate up his plants. This year, the rain has created havoc all over. Many places are already flooded and I believe, that was the primary cause, these bugs arrived from nowhere. I have taken some corrective actions, and was able to save a few of them. Have replanted them again, but I will have to wait for the flowers, it will take at least couple of months to see them but that's the best I can do - be patient and put our best.
You can see some positive results in these pics, based on work done in last two weeks. Of late, I am loving the Tulsi tea, that is the reason, I am growing this Tulsi plant nicely.
And are you curious how that first pic came up ? I was trying a new tool : https://viralpostgenerator.com/ . I came across that in Twitter and it can write a post based on few words from you and I loved it ( I just provided two sentences and then edited the image a bit - not very good at it though). Its an AI based tool and helps people create posts to put in Linkedin. But its really a niche tool created by Tom Orbach, see this tweet for more details and you can use it as well :
Hopefully, I will have some good news in September, but who knows !! I am now moving between several places and cannot check their health on a regular basis. So hope for the best.