We started some okra plants this spring. They germinated under the grow light system we have in the backroom. After the plants were about 3 weeks old, I noticed tiny clear balls collecting on the stems and leaf veins of the okra.
Never-the=less, I separated the plants and moved them to the covered porch so if something did hatch it wouldn't be loose in our house or effect other seedlings.
After a Google search I was having a hard time identifying any insect that specifically targeted okra. Then someone in a gardening forum mentioned that she had something similar going on with her okra plants and that it turned out to be dried sap balls that the plant naturally excretes.
I changed my search to "okra sap" and found many examples and photographs of the same thing I was experiencing.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Everything is starting to blossom in the warmer weather.
|Dandelion gone to seed|
|The whole yard smells of sweet honeysuckle. This is the pink variety.|
|And here is the white variety of Honey Suckle.|
|The turkeys, chickens, geese, guineas and ducks enjoying the new run. We still have the other half to build.|
|We had a successful hatch of Buff Orpington chicks. 5 out of 7 eggs.|
|I can't believe how big these guys have grown! Khaki Campbell ducks|
|Little Man-Abrahm is also getting big. He's enjoying cuddles on the porch after his bottle while Oliver licks his face clean of milk.|
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Penelope is getting to be a big girl herself, and we have plans to breed her this fall.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Follow our Buff Orpington eggs on their next phase in The Year of the Chicken Series.
The Year of the Chicken: Buff Eggs in the Incubator (Video)