We have been eating the best salads from our garden for the last couple of weeks. Everything we planted from seeds just over a month ago (April 23) are going to town in our stock tanks/raised beds.
We are growing two kinds of potatoes in these garbage cans, and are thrilled they are doing so well. I am eating my lunch outside in the veggie garden nearly every day. Even with our less than spring-like weather.
The seeds planted directly in the ground are growing slower, but they are growing. These sugar snap peas are trying to climb this rescued plant stand.
Next year, we’ll be raising up this section of the garden. Scooting the bark out of there is on the top of my to do list for later today. I’ve learned baby slugs are very fond of kale and lovage. The coffee grounds are helping deter them. I’m going to add ash from our community fire pit too. Any other suggestions for organic slug control? I keep meaning to check on the price of the copper tape to build little fences around these plants. But I’d need a fair amount. I’m also trying to pick off the little buggers when I see them.
And thank goodness, the slugs don’t like to shimmy up stock tanks!