Its been just two months since this post
where I showed you all the plants that I have been putting in pots outside
Most are doing very well
My sugar snap peas get the most compliments
I love the pea flowers, they remind me of tiny orchids
However, follow a little bit further down the peas and you'll find
Thats right something has been eating my PEAS!
Its no question who, Snails have been going to town on my poor peas.
At night I go on snail hunts,
I remove the snails and then smash them on my driveway.
Don't tell PETA
Its satisfying, but I can't kill all of the snails
So I set a trap two days ago
I dug a hole, stuck a glass inside, and filled it halfway with beer
so far no new snails
not that I've caught any.
I sent a tweet to Martha Stewart asking her what to do.
My lettuce however,
is doing wonderful
I was pretty nervous about growing lettuce
But I think I'm doing alright
I harvested the outer leaves on all the lettuce plants for a yummy salad last night
Also I have been growing Red Celery
This is also a new one for me
I'm really pleased with the celery
All my plants are grown organically, this is what I use to make my garden grow
- Compost Tea; a friend of mine told me that this stuff will save anything, so far its proven very true, I can remember an almost dead tree at an old house of ours that I put Compost tea on about once a week, it came back to life in about two months. Compost tea is basicly compost and a bunch of different manures, brewed into a tea. Its smelly but it works. This is the best natural boost for your garden, You can get a Compost Tea Brew Kit made by Bountea and brew it yourself. Some garden shops brew the tea and sell it by the gallon to customers. I'm sure there are lots of D.I.Y. tutorials for a brewer on the internet.
- Fish Poop; this stuff STINKS, well at first it stinks, after a while I started to like the smell of it, because it works! It has so many nutrients that your plants need that they don't normally find in the soil because they are nutrients found in the sea.
- SUPERthrive - this stuff is amazing, I use it when I transplant a plant to a new pot, or if I trim a lot off a plant.
I hope that this helps some of you gardeners out there, or some of you beginner gardeners. Just a note that Miracle Grow is very unnatural, and contains lots of hazardous chemicals. I don't use it on anything, any chemicals that you use leach into your soil.
is a great movie to check out about organic eating