Originally Posted by potato chip
The one I got last time was in a plastic "jar", it was squarish in shape and I think it had green writing. Could have been Woolworths brand. I remember it saying it was Australian because I remember buying it because all they had was the chinese mutant stuff and I needed garlic for something.
No, I've never read anything about how they grow it, I just felt that there was "something wrong with it" when I bought it.
The worms like the veges when they've got a head start on the decaying process. yum yum yum.
Have had reasonable success potato chip .... with white pepper sprinkled liberally on leaves of sprouting vegetables, plus ground up egg shells around the bases of them.
The egg shells are not a happy adventure for slugs and snails. I think they might be like razor blades to the snails - and they avoid them like the plague.
But --- if we let our vegies do their own thing, bugs, snails and heaven knows what else ( including possums ) ... do their best to wreck our home growns.
It's a constant ongoing thing - looking after vegetable plants, away from predators.
Also - an excellent tip on a website I visited ( haven't a clue where it was ) .... was to cut out from used milk containers, which are whitish in colour usually - - some figures of butterflies ( actually cabbage moths to be precise - but who wants to be precise ~!!! ) .... and apparently cabbage moths are territorial ( who would have thought that ? ) ... and will not go near a cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli patch - if they see a variety of sticks with the plastic moths cut out - and a few 'veins' painted on them for good measure. A would be artist could have a grand practice of painting on those. About 8 or 10 of them scattered about ( depending on the size of the vegie garden bed ), stuck on sticks etc., is enough to ward off the would be real intruders.