|07-31-2015 01:50 PM|
going to try this out Fermented Lemon Kale and Savoy Cabbage - A Harmony Healing
crops are coming in - got a huge shopping bag , fill as much as you want , beet greens - $2.50 C so that is about $1.00 US , just kidding ! but the exchange is brutal right now !
already used the red stems for juicing -- and in the blender for smoothie
used some leaves for a greens and goat cheese , pasta and basil pesto dish
used some leaves for a filo pastry dish with feta and olives and raisons
wilted some - bagged and in freezer
|07-22-2015 02:31 PM|
|07-21-2015 10:05 AM|
Two years in a row my cucumbers have gone from being really healthy and producing a lot of cucumbers to brown and dying in a matter of weeks. Is this normal? Do cucumbers normally only produce fruit for a couple weeks and then die or is there another problem?
|07-06-2015 09:40 AM|
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|06-24-2015 08:12 AM|
|jocoyn||I think you have to gauge it. Normally I don't need one but with about 2 weeks of temps in the mid to high 90s and nightime lows in the mid 70s, some of the plants are getting a little stressed.....cucurbits wilting mid day for a bit, tomatoes dropping flowers and curling leaves. Some winter squash aborting baby fruit. The eggplants love it. The peppers are even dropping flowers but holding onto their current fruit. In a few days we are supposed to get back to normal with highs around 90. I am not sure it will buy me any more fruiting but think it will de-stress the plants some|
|06-24-2015 07:33 AM|
Wow. I need to read this thread more often. Lots of great advice for a novice like me.
I have a question about the sun shade? Do you think I need that in Philadelphia. I grew up in Buffalo so it was never an issue there but it can get really hot here. I never see other people using them here but that doesn't mean it wouldn't help.
|06-24-2015 12:04 AM|
|Nikitta||I'm a conservationist. I'm saving 1000s of plants lives by not planting them. ( Don't get me wrong. I LOVE garden grown vegetables.) I tried indoor plants. I got them a grow light. I gave them plant food. I played them music. They all died. I tried outdoor plants. The girl at the nursery, after I told her I can't keep that or that alive suggested a weed. LOL Fortunately my neighbor said I could raid his garden when they are producing. He will regret it. I PIG out on garden tomatoes in the summer. LOL|
|06-23-2015 11:39 PM|
Never thought of Starbucks coffee grounds, thanks!
For the fish sludge (fertilizer), try any garden supply site, like wayside or the seed catalogs. Or just eat a lot of fish and grind up the leftovers with some water, water it in. I have to keep the dog away, though!
|06-22-2015 11:55 AM|
his worms will be up all night !
I have been getting coffee grounds from Starbucks for years . Good stuff for the soil.
|06-22-2015 11:43 AM|
I would love to get fish sludge - we have no source up here not sure I want chicken stuff!
We have really been hit by the June heat wave - nice temps then WHAM 90s, high 90s at that. We are dropping blooms. Ordering 40% shade fabric while using the 75% I can score at Lowes. I don't have enough for everyone so I am moving it around. My husband did talk with the folks at Starbucks and it is easy to get grounds from them as they are required to recycle. So that is good for the compost heap (and his worms)
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