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Army-worms Devastated My Winter Garden

Army worms have been brutal this fall.  I never saw it coming.  The summer garden came and went and I then planted my fall garden.  The first planting grew nice and the seedlings grew to an inch or two, then overnight - yes, overnight, the seedlings were gone.  It took a few days of research and observation to realize it is army worms eating and destroying my garden. When I realized it was army worms, I knew to watch for them early in the morning and later in the evening because they usually Read more [...]

A Peek Under The Hoop

This is a quick peek under one of my 3 hoop gardens.  This one has broccoli at the front - this is the same broccoli that had the initial problem with downy mildew.  After a few treatments - discussed in a previous post - the plants seem small, but no sign of mildew.  These plants now have tiny heads - hopefully they will grow into big, harvest-able heads. Midway back on the right side, in front of more broccoli, is bok choy.  Then there is broccoli, and spinach behind the broccoli.  On the Read more [...]

Lettuce After The Rabbits Visited

Last winter rabbits ate all of my lettuce and spinach growing in this bed.  These few cos lettuce plants regrew, as did 2 spinach plants at the far end of the bed - top right of this pic. It is time to pick this lettuce - I don't need the seeds so I'm not going to let it go to seed.  I planted peppers, basil, onions and squash around the lettuce.  (The peppers and onions were started from seed.  These basil are volunteers.) Those are t-posts holding up a 16 foot cattle panel that the winter Read more [...]

Spinach

I planted spinach over a month ago, some 2 months ago. We have had some very cold days, but I really expected my spinach to be further along. For the first almost month after sprouting, the plants barely hung on. Within the past few weeks I can see them visibly growing larger. This tiny spinach plant has to be at least 6 weeks old. I don't think I noted the plant date in my garden notebook. (I really need to keep better records.) These little guys (or girls) are all over the rows where Read more [...]