Nov 19, 2011 | 12:50 PM PST
I luv your 'new learned' pcs. of knowledge. Can you tell us your Sevin recipe?
I learned that I will plant lots more fall potatoes next Aug., God willing. The straw-over method is so simple and the harvesting is so much fun. Also when you use an eye from a Red Potato, you really do get RED potatoes!! I love my worms in the garden and I try to sqwush as many grubs as I can, instead of using pesticides.
I will also sow dwarf romaine lettuce in Feb. again, for replanting end of March. I'm just retired so will do more next time!!
Nov 19, 2011 | 1:13 PM PST
1. That the tire method works for red potatoes. Making me feel like I can really garden.
2. You need water to make your garden grow.
3. Rain Barrels, & Drought resistant plants are much needed.
4. I love Lantana because it grows without any help from me...in many colors.
5. I will only commit to a garden area as big as I can take care of by myself.
6. Somethings are better left to buy from area farmers market.
Last edited by txrose on November 19th at 4:57 PM.
Crush garlic and put in small sealable container. Add ceyenne pepper and enough oil to cover the clove(s). Seal and let soak 8 hrs. Strain into an old Windex bottle. Add HOT water till almost full. Add a couple drops dish soap and baking soda. Spray at dusk or the soap will burn the plants.
Garlic and ceyenne keep most pests away. The soap will kill all soft-bodied bugs. Hot water activates the soap. Baking soda helps ward off diseases. I think I got this recipe from this site, but I can't remember from whom.