This morning my neighbors sprayed their trees for winter moth. The spray is "non-toxic," so says the company and some mild Internet research. It's water-soluble as well. But...it's bug spray, and the tree hovers right over my vegetable patch (which the winter moths could care less about), from whence comes tonight's salad.
Last year I got on a list the company maintains to be notified before the spray went on, and I was super-impressed that they actually followed up and called to let me know it was coming.
So last night, this happened:
And this morning, when the spray rained down and floated across my backyard in a white cloud, wow was I glad I did it. Another hour or so and the stuff should be dry, so Operation Rescue My Sweltering, Tented Plants will go into effect.