Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    KEEPITUP05   24,361
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 

Organic Garden


Sunday, June 02, 2013

So far we have had great success with our strawberries emoticon lettuce emoticon onions emoticon as well as dill, cilantro, basil and mint. We have had plenty of salad for the last two months. emoticon emoticon

What we have learned so far:

•Don't overcrowd.. Follow space guidelines
*our cabbage didn't have enough room

•Bib lettuce is easier to grow than iceberg
*less of an issue w/the slugs

•Have a plan for slugs..they are gross and will eat just about any green leaf

•Don't let cilantro grow until it flowers unless you want coriander seeds

•Prune buds off basil

•Use marigolds and lavender to help keep pests away

Our tomato, cucumber and pepper plants are coming along fine. We may put in eggplant today or tomorrow.
SHARE

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNNWANNABE 7/4/2013 5:47AM

    Delicious.. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAF49 6/3/2013 6:02PM

    Oh the joy of gardening and the delicious fresh produce cannot be beat for taste or for knowing it is good for you or other people's sprays, germs or opinions!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GEORGIEGURLZ 6/2/2013 10:40PM

    Gardens are so rewarding. Learning from year to year what works and what doesn't is part of the fun of gardening. Yours sure looks great. I want to try Bib Lettuce. My Mom says it is good and crisp.


Comment edited on: 6/2/2013 10:44:13 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
EJRANVILLE 6/2/2013 8:41PM

    Great looking garden!

My slug secret--take a small dish (like a drip dish from a small pot). Bury between plants so the lip is even with the ground. Fill the dish w/beer. Slug like the smell of beer but will drown in it. Empty and refill every couple of days. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NYARAMULA 6/2/2013 12:50PM

    Very beautiful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEISENUF 6/2/2013 12:42PM

    How cool is that?

emoticon

hope your girls feel better real soon

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 6/2/2013 11:50AM

    Great looking garden. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUFFINSKI 6/2/2013 11:46AM

    That is marvelous! You certainly have a green thumb!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGPAWSUP 6/2/2013 11:45AM

    Wonderful! I wish I had room for a garden.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by KEEPITUP05