Grateful Dead

In and Out of the Garden He Goes...

So after getting a fairly gratifying amount of long-overdue yard work done over the holiday weekend, I am getting a big kick out of the fact that decades' worth of chance-acquired plants are starting to look like they belong together. And then in another topic JurassicBlueberries was holding forth on the care and feeding of blueberry plants, and what with one thing and another, I bet we've got gardeners here. Let's talk!

(PS: Folks, this should probably go without saying, but if your gardening efforts involve the cultivation of plants illegal in your jurisdiction, please do not post about them here. For all practical purposes, everyone in the world can read what you post here, and that definitely includes your local law enforcement. Or your not-so-local law enforcement. Or your mama. Silence is golden.)

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the garden of the mind

sow with seeds of love
fertilize with hope
water liberally with faith
reap a harvest of smiles and laughter

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Holy Flashback Batman!

Holy flashback, Batman!

gotta watch your acid levels, too.

(in the soil, folks, in the soil)

http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=686

http://www.joe.org/joe/2001august/tt3.php

I am just a regular 'joe' not a joe.org

joe. disorg

that's me.

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It's all in the lava flow...

...and the bat guano. Yep, loads and loads of bat crap.

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apocolypse gardening

it does too, my patch is manured with donkey poo

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compost in the morning

I love the smell of compost in the morning. Smells like 'victory'

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funny

I just swept up a slew of oak leaves and threw them in the compost this morning!

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bob

bob,

one other thing you can try is a mix of about 1 part regular vinegar (not balsamic, the other one) to 5 parts water and spray in on your beans or whatever it was that has those bugs. I think if there is anything on them now, they should be removed by hand, then hopefully, the vinegar will keep the others away.

please do a test on one or two stalks to see if this is a suitable 'solution' (pun intended) before you cover the whole thing.

everyobody should have a compost can, and preferably one thatt has a tap type drain at the bottom, that liquid that comes out can be diluted with watter and used to fertilized potted plants and flowers and such. though I personally do not mind the smell of manure ("it's really not to bad when you think about it, you have a 'nure' with a 'ma' in front of it... ma-nure") the compost system, when properly done, don't stink so much.

very KIND folks got this site and everything you need to know laid out here:

http://www.howtocompost.org/

good luck!!

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And the road goes on

And the road goes on forever....
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broad bean aphids

Bob, the best thing to do is either to physically rub them off the affected shoots/and or spray with a mixture of a couple of drops of washing up liquid to a gallon of water (morning or evening). You can put the mixture in one of those pump hand sprayers and reapply regularly. Works quite well. Good luck! CB

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organic matter?

hey noonie- have you added any compost? organic material- you can buy cow manure, my sister in law lived by the county fairgrounds and had year-round access to horse manure- she had the prettiest garden in town...

enrich your soil and see if that doesn't help-- work it in with a shovel or a cultivator--

if you compost it, the worms will come...

good luck and have fun!
caroline

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