It was a rocky start to this garden. My seedlings all died. So I just threw caution to the wind and planted all of the seeds in the bed. As a result, many did not survive. The insects got to many of them before they even had a chance to grow.
I spent weeks reasearching an organic insecticide. Finally, I decided to go with the soapy water mixture and some Neem. Many people aren't familiar with this plant. It's a tropical plant mainly grown in India and has many uses. It's great for the skin and also has quite a few health benefits. After some research, I found out that Neem is actually a great insecticide and also can boost garden soil!
Here in The Bahamas, on the island of Abaco, there is a company that grows and sells Neem products. So I went to the local retailer and bought the Neem Seed Cake. It's what's left over after the oils have been pressed out of the Neem seeds.
Here's what I've been able to grow so far. I've just sown some additional seeds on the weekend.