Originally Posted by Beer can
HISIRISGEM For cabbage loopers I just soak the cabbages in seven spray....just kiding. I use a natural biological pesticide containing Bacillus thuringiensis, it's a bacteria that attacks their digestive system safe for beneficial insects and bees. I think it said you can eat the cabbage the next day.
Purpletie3 thanks for the garlic tips, I'm going to give it another try. I used already sprouted cloves maybe that's where I went wrong?
They did grow the next yr but never headed.
Didn't know about the 'curly scape' either.
Rancher awesome use of cardboard. I can get all I want from work for free. Bet it's a good spot to find worms for fishing :-)
I'm sure. I haven't fished in years. I do like it though. We used to pick worms at the ball field across form our hose when I was young. havn't done that in years either. 1 cent a worm.
As for the garlic mine has sprouted before but it still survived. Chickens even ate the tops off. Use large cloves and don't use store bought. It's sprayed to keep it from sprouting.
You don't want them to go to seed. Snap off the scapes and fry them or use them to make pesto.
I've got to get mine in the ground asap. Snow tomorrow? Well I still have time. I expect Thursdays might be good. Lots of information out there on growing garlic. Check your local books store for magazines and read it for free, like I do. Unless there is something more than just one article I don't buy a magazine.
I'll take your advice on clipping just one wing. It's hard enough to do one when I'm doing it by myself.
ttfn, love ya all,