June 28, 2010
Not sure how to "hill" these ones. I guess we'll see what happens. The main problem with the seaweed is keeping them hydrated. The seaweed dries very quickly.
The sunflowers are really growing big now. The only problem is they seem to have attracted a ton of black aphids. Ugh, they are easy to squash, but annoying anyway. The ants are going wild with the aphids, but I believe they are just "herding" them. The aphids secrete a sweet liquid that the ants love, so they hang around them. I need some lady bugs.
Caught in the act. I sprayed the whole garden the other day with a garlic water mix and that seems to have lessened the aphid population. They were going to town on the sweet little lettuce plants, and had made their way to the tomato plants too. I couldn't let that happen!
This batch of radishes grew quicker and fatter than the first ones. They still taste great though!
The beets are comming along.
Basil is getting very leafy. We ate some of the lime basil the other day, very nice.
The kale is very pretty, but Im not sure when to harvest it. Perhaps now?
An overview of how green the garden is comming along.
June 19, 2010
The potato's are growing! I thought all was lost. But since I took this photo they have really taken off. I think this seaweed lasagna might actually work. It seems like only the bottom row of potatos are growing, but I think we will learn lots from this attempt.