A Mystery Solved

Work report for 10/16/17

Eighteen Master Gardeners worked in the garden and the Annex today.  We were taking advantage of this warm sunny weather while it lasts. Harvest is winding down and we are concentrating on clean up and getting all the beds ready for winter.  There are a variety of methods being used to winterize, including leaf mulch, burlap bags, cover crops and bark mulch. If you would like to take a look, come by, we would love to show off all our hard work.

One discovery today were two mystery pods attached to the raised bed boards under the alyssum and oregano.  I am attaching two pictures. If you have an idea of what these are, let us know.  One of our Master Gardeners will be taking it to Interest Group so we will let you know what we find out.

  We have some master insect identifiers out there. Linda Trujillo, Sally Campbell,   Xuan Sibell and David Oberstein all identified the mystery pods as praying mantis egg sacks.  Thank your response and your expertise. ~ Gloria

We have some master insect identifiers out there. Linda Trujillo, Sally Campbell, Xuan Sibell and David Oberstein all identified the mystery pods as praying mantis egg sacks.  Thank your response and your expertise. ~ Gloria