Farming biologically, the way we choose to do it, is pretty labor intensive, but it’s the price we pay for maintaining a healthy ecosystem that positively impacts air, soil and creatures.
We don’t spray against bugs for fear of harming beneficial insects, particularly bees. We rely on insects to control insect pests. So the moment we saw signs of chomping on that gorgeous button (eye) at the center of our anemones, we released a bazillion teeny tiny Trichogramma wasps. These will help to control the armyworms, or moth larvae, causing the damage. For extra precaution, we released nematodes into the soil across all 51 rows in our field. These will attack the moth eggs before they get to the larvae stage, and thus, help to protect our blooms. Long live our ecosystem! To learn more about Integrated Pest Management, click here.