If you have any doubt about what did this after Monday’s post, I have to wonder about you.
This is caused by the pesticide drift from the backpack sprayer where the lawn guys applied broadleaf weed control in my yard.
So in addition to killing all the “good stuff” like the clover that my bees were loving, now my entire vegetable garden is contaminated–and I have visible proof!
These are–or were–my green beans. You can even see a bean just about ready in the photo. But who in her right mind would eat anything that’s now contaminated with broadleaf weed killer?
But of course, it’s not just the beans. Everything in this garden is now contaminated: tomatoes, herbs and edible flowers are all a loss. And those are just my losses. Losses to the pollinators are immeasurable.
And of course I don’t dare walk my own dog in my yard because this sort of weed killer has been implicated in cancer in dogs. There are lots of reasons we’re organic. Yes, it’s just the right thing to do. But we’d also prefer not to prematurely kill our dog.
So now the question becomes–do I look at this or do I just rip it all out?
And of course–what else is going to die?