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Anyone had similar thoughts/ideas? I just don't want to "waste" the little bit of space I have....though I do love the visual appeal of the flowers.
On a big FYI for anyone considering a wicking bed, my worst problem has been the SLUGS! When the cistern would overflow, I would have tons of slugs come pouring out of the overflow hole. I will be attempting to battle them w/ essential oils diluted and poured into the cisterns to get them under control this year. I did have a lot of success with Sluggo last year.
It may be beneficial to do a soil test, but others should chime in on their thoughts after seeing pics.
There are several factors that could be leading to the issues you are seeing and the best way to get more accurate answers is to post pics of your plants and tell us a bit more about your garden...like how you put together your soil and weather conditions. Are the yellowing leaves the seedling leaves or true leaves? Tomatoes are not my expertise, but there are many here who are VERY knowledgeable in this area.
As for your squash, what type of squash, was is transplanted or direct sown and when was it planted?
Again, posting pics is your best bet! (Plus, we LOVE seeing everyone's gardens. )
Got another questions along these lines though, this is my 3rd attempt at corn and the first 2 met their demise after various issues (including neglect on my part). But I have noticed that as they become bigger and more established (same with my sunflowers) the large claw-type roots grow above the soil. Is this because of the soil settling so much and I need to add more or should I just leave it. I'm just not certain if it helps keep the plant more solid or tipsy.
I have not found snails in my garden, just tons of slugs and other bugs...so this is all I have experience with. And southern gardener brings up a good point about seeing if it's a good snail or not. Of course, I'm with you....anything eating MY strawberries is a BAD bug! :tsk: You can always hand pick them, put them in a visible place for the birds.
GWN: Ooooh! Gotcha! Thanks for setting me straight! Glad I'm not as crazy as the voices say.
@GWN wrote:I am growing something similar. THey LOOK like chick peas, just a little smaller and almost heart shaped. A woman gave them to me, and calls them russian chick peas...So we will see.
Hmmm...I thought chick peas and garbanzo beans were the same as we have used both (canned) chick peas and (dry) garbanzo beans to make our hummus. :scratch: I clearly need to do some research on them before I venture out and try to grow them.
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@mschaef wrote: to the group Big Carrot!!! It is wonderful to have others to talk to that really enjoy what you are talking about. My husband only nods and agrees. Then ask what is it going to cost and how much work does he have to do to complete it. Hope you have as much fun here as I do.
LOL! That's my husband too! He gets scared when I get an idea in my head and knows I'm going to go with it all the way. He tries to keep me grounded and this forum keeps me dreaming.
But really, the only thing I'm not looking forward to in the garden is fighting the bugs and drought.....bring on some fresh veggies and herbs though! Filled my plate with sugar snap peas to the point that hubby is concerned I'm going to turn into one.
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If you really feel the need to get rid of them, Sluggo Plus is supposed to do the trick and is mostly organic. But it seems these are good guys in our gardens and should be left alone.
If you're able to get a clear pic of the actual damage being done, someone might be able to give you a better idea.
What a very true comment! I have learned so much from our "family" here and it's great to have found people that are as obsessed with their gardening as I am.
What's going on in your garden right now? Hope your weather is cooperating enough to get things going.
Also, anyone ever grow garbanzo beans? We eat a LOT of humus and wondering if the production:space requirement makes it worth growing our own in our small garden.
@Lilly'sgarden wrote:Something is eating holes in my green bean plants. I also saw a couple on my Zuccini and alot on my pea plants that are close to the ground. NOt sure what to do but I did hear an old wise tale aboutt spraying castile soap on plants. I also heard one about hot pepper spray. I don't see any bugs though???
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Based on your current climate and description, sounds like slugs to me. They love peas, beans and lettuce (and especially clover!), but aren't too picky and will ravish anything. I have been battling them bad this year. Take a flashlight out at night...especially after or during a rain and you will likely find your culprits and lots of them. I have tried the cayenne pepper/garlic/soap mix but it doesn't seem to last long. Sluggo and Sluggo Plus are the best (mostly organic) options I have used successfully on them. You can also mix cornmeal (they love it!) and Diatomaceous Earth and set it in lids/traps around your victim plants...but I needed too many to be successful enough. You can also hand pick them at night and drop them in a little ammonia water for an instant death (this was by far the grossest thing I've ever done).
The next best guess would be the tiny brown leaf hoppers (not sure if that's the technical name). They are showing up heavy this year and can really do big damage for being so small. You'll find them hiding in the crevices of plants when it's hot and shouldn't be too hard to catch them in the act...but they move quickly! The hot pepper spray and also an alcohol spray seems to work well on them, but you really have to stay on top of them.
Be sure to add pics when you can and good luck with your battle!