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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
What, nobody gardening? After 2.5" of rain three days ago, I can't work in my garden(s). However, I can continue to eat out of it. Enjoying chard, kale, fall lettuce, etc., besides the aformentioned cabbage, caulif., and broc.
Thanks, Joan. Notice the weeds! Thanks for the D.E. tip. I have some leftover from when I had a pool for the kids (used in the filter). And I have a hand pump.
Oh! Randy, They are just gorgeous! So bright, and green, and I am sure, very crisp. OH! I used to grow those when the kids lived at home. I'm going back to growing them again. You inspire me. Yes, I like the salt trick, too.
Have you tried diatomaceous earth sprayed with a dry sprayer? Get the under-leaves especially. It's cheap, it's easy. There is a major problem, it is not good for birds. I use a light garden sheet, you know, the kind that looks like gauze, to keep birds out. The diatomaceous earth is good for the compost, too, when you pick those beautiful vegetables and have those huge leaves for composting.
I use salted water, too.
Here we are, Joan--photos! Cauliflower and a cabbage (with caterpillar and a work glove for size reference).
Good tip about salted water Don.
Larry, I DO have cabbage "worms", esp. on broccoli. I use a bT spray or garlic soap if they really get bad. I've eaten my fair share of the little rascals!
Randy, you surely give us a tease about your hint of huge cauliflower plant(s), giant cabbages and nice broccoli, beans, and sweet potatoes.
@Larry, I haven't had any aphids, either, but I attributed it to the lady bugs I let lose in the garden. Maybe I am giving them more credit than they deserve. Also haven't had many mosquitos. Go figure.
@Daniel, you take such good care of your Bambi and Thumper!
@Randall Smith -- How do you keep worms off your cabbage and broccoli? I have a very hard time with them. Seems they always win. Funny thing, for last three years we've had LOTS of aphids, and this year, NOT ONE. Strange, eh? But we do have flea beetles on our mustard greens and turnips. Boooooo!
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