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Thread #147256 Message #3412009
Posted By: GUEST,CS
30-Sep-12 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Subject: RE: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Request your best TOP TEN TIPS for starting up (well strictly the second year) an organic kitchen garden plot - sufficient for two, with some leftover to give away? Right now it seems I need to do something about slugs, as they're knobbling too much in the way of my green stuff. Don't seem to like the red 'heritage' lettuce OR the Radicchio I sowed though, both of which have been left to grow entirely unmolested - so I'm taking note for next year.
I noticed my Japanese Mooli radishes have been decimated (the leafage at least) by what I suspect must be caterpillars - cabbage whites probably, the same blighters that did for my Nasturtiums (will go over the stalks today and see what's hiding in them). I tried growing Nasturtiums as a salad herb this year, but the old packet of seed must have been a bit stale as only two germinated, and then the caterpillars colony ate the leaves before I could. Still, I have been left with a nice quantity of seeds for sowing next year.