I'm 2 years new to organic vegetable gardening and I really stepped up my game this Spring as I have now been composting for over a year and I took classes on crop placement, soil amendment and fighting pests organically. My garden looks amazing and is producing a wonderful strong variety of fruits and veggies. It's been my pride and joy.
I went on a women's retreat this weekend and asked my husband to watch my garden in regard to water and heat (as I have some lettuce trying to bolt). I came home today to find that he had covered my 20x20 garden (including the mature plants) in "bug food" to "kill the bugs." It's an Ortho product called "Bug B-Gon" that is for lawns. It's made with 0.115% Bifenthrin. It has a warning label on it, but also suggests that it can be used on some vegetables. Basically, it's POISON. I'm so devastated as I've invested so much time and energy into the garden and have been enjoying and eating from it daily. I'm just sick about trashing the whole garden...of course I don't want to literally be sick by eating the food. Further, I'm guessing my soil is also ruined. So sad. I'm sure it's a long-shot, but any and all suggestions welcomed as to how to minimize the damage from this episode. ~Becca