Well I am a bit ahead this year as the Spring has been mild and the frosts finished. My tommies have been in for about ten days and are looking gooooood! So I will have to find other things to do.
Over at the Fat Bear Farm blog they have had success combatting caterpillars on their broccoli by sprinkling diatomaceous earth (DE).
Coincidentally, yesterday I was wondering if DE would help around my strawberries to beat the millipedes and shield bugs that ruined my crop last year.
Is there anything worse than picking a big, red, juicy strawberry and then turning it over to find it hollowed out by a millipede? Yes... finding half a millipede in the big, red, juicy strawberry you have just taken a bite from.
Don't start me on shield bugs...they are copulating everywhere I look! Soon there will hundreds and thousands of their progeny, skittering about and clustering on ripe fruit, sucking the moisture out of it.
Have your fun boys and girls...DE is on the way.