|05-15-2015 01:29 PM|
|05-15-2015 12:47 PM|
Indeed it is! Lots of the red clay here in GA. Call it the 'Red Clay State' will turn white dogs and horses orange in no time!
Hubs opted for raised beds, that has worked well.
I think you have raised beds as well, yes?
|05-14-2015 10:47 AM|
OK so I think I got all my hot weather plants going so this is what I will be going this year (I wanna know what everyone else has too for future ideas )
Berkley Tie Dye
Black Cherry Tomato
Chile rellanos (might die though, some ants took it's little leaves )
Late dutch flat cabbage
tender sweet carrots
I think that's it for the summer stuff, I just planted the cabbage and broccoli and will plant the other stuff later
That's it for now, I think so anyway...
|05-11-2015 10:06 AM|
|05-11-2015 09:47 AM|
That is cool. Yes our soil is soooooo full of clay that is part of why I did the raised beds. When I tried digging beds and amending all that happened one rainy summer is they would fill up with water ..........I actually am putting gravel between my beds because when it gets really wet it is terrbily slippery and mulch just gets squishy.
This is another article I found out about these chemicals used on grazing lands. Grrrrrrrr.
Killer Compost - Growing A Greener World TV
|05-11-2015 09:43 AM|
|05-11-2015 09:39 AM|
Check your pH - I found out composted cow manure can be quite alkaline
Horse and Cow manure, great - BUT - I read about this this weekend - a chemical they may spray on pastures that contains an herbicide which persists in the manure. Well I just bought a bunch of the Black Kow but figure if that stuff was killing plants there would be a big ruckus.
Also learned that mushroom compost has all kinds of salts and chemicals in it
|05-11-2015 09:24 AM|
|Girl_Loves_Hydraulics||Well, I got a ton of horse and cow poop yesterday. I am so sore from moving it, but I got it spread into 2 of the beds. I'll take some pictures once I get my project all done. But hubby got 2 fences up and I'm happy. I also can't wait since I got a bunch of seeds coming. Ended up swapping seeds with someone, and I am getting some interesting stuff. I am getting Trail of Tears beans, Purple Podded Beans, and Rattlesnake beans. I really can't wait to see how they do. I gotta put my cherry trees in today though. But my seedlings are FINALLY getting big. I think that the nights being cold have kept them from getting big. But now that it's been warming up, everyone seems to have doubled in size.|
|05-10-2015 06:17 PM|
Well I did use the epsom salt with all my tomatoes and peppers that I got in today.... But with the coming year my pH was too Alkaline and I neutralize with some iron sulfate so I guess that sulfur would help too..... I thought borax with sodium borosilicate though no sulfur I'll have to go back and look. I do horsetail tea for silica
Ok no silica in borax...sodium..boron...oxygen...hydrogen. ..... I remember I used to keep it in the diaper pail for my kids and when I rinsed out the diapers I leave them in there till I had enough for a load in the washer.....
|05-09-2015 04:35 PM|
thinking of yet another use for epsom salts ! watermelon and cantaloupe will be sweeter if you use a bit of Epsom salts and borax (sulfur) on the soil. Epsom salt prevents blossom end rot --
put up my tomatoes today - and did use the Epsom and borax .
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