Monday, April 25, 2016

Not One Cutworm Has Made An Appearance!

I am not sure if I came up with this on my own or saw it somewhere... I planted my broccoli starts in the garden inside of a bottom-removed yogurt container (the larger ones work better). The hole below had some worm castings added and the soil around and inside was lightly sprinkled with home mixed organic fertilizer (bone meal, blood meal and green sand). So far, so good. Last year at this time I was SO frustrated! Remember cut worms burrow just beneath the surface and will not climb over the top of the lip of the container.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Trick for Starting Carrots

I found this on the internet and will try it this spring. The other 2 tricks that I have used are to mix in some radish seeds because they sprout sooner and help to loosen the soil surface. The other trick is to add some sand to the soil covering the carrot seeds; this also makes it easier for the seeds to break through.