Hi. I have had my share of challenges this season. If it wasn't the birds or squirrels, it was aphids, ants, or at the last spider mites. I did not figure out they were spider mites until my bush beans were decimated. Really - a bush bean failure. So now it is time to cut them down along with the white clover living mulch. Can I leave the cuttings in place to decompose or do I "clean up and sanitize" like the other garden guides say to do. I could turn it all under since it is more a regular vegetable garden than a permaculture area. I just do not know what the life cycle is of the spider mites. I could put the cuttings in my compost barrel too.
Also I now think I recognize that they have been on other plants in prior years and are probably on my grape vine and morning glory now.
I am just hoping that all these setbacks will make me sooooo smart. I plan to interplant and use better and more compost from now on.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Clowns were never meant to be THAT big! We must destroy it with this tiny ad: