thanks guys !
Hello 3mac1 was wondering if you knew anything about controling cutworms ,they hit my yellow and spanishMight a well do a closure on the 2021 garlic also
Planted like 1670 two types
800 Purple Russian
870 Creme De la Rasa ( the no.1 grown garlic in bc)
Only 1200 made it to the drying racks
740 of the 800 Purple Russian which is great and majority large size or better
460 of the Rasa which range from real small to huge but average medium I would say) Theses did not like the winter here and many seed died over it
That being said the nicest tasting garlic I have ever eaten
Also my new mixture of worm castings, oyster shells and crab meal totally eliminated any from being eaten buy grubs, worms etc. Had zero touched vs a few hundred last year
So new plan for next year Oct 2021 planting
will do approx 1670 again in new soil
870 Purple Russian
75 Elephant from new seed
150 Majestic which is a cross of the old die hard Music brand new seed
Rest Music if I can find the seed ( have about 200 now new seed )
Also change of plan on the garden mat for weed control . Seems with the black mat the garlic in the middle gets too hot. Over 90 degrees F will stunt growth so I found some white mats to try next year to reduce temperatures plus have to leave less straw on it after april to let it cool down quicker
Constant learning experience
The 1200 garlic hanging and coming just fine so far
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I don't have a big problem with them but a little on my cabbage. I use BTK spray but as the label says you must do the bait traps when the plants are smallHello 3mac1 was wondering if you knew anything about controling cutworms ,they hit my yellow and spanish
onions hard this year and were planted in the middle of a 35ft by 35ft garden but left the white onions alone
Thanks in advance Mark
Thanks for the info I will do that next spring also would seaweed around the edge of the gardenI don't have a big problem with them but a little on my cabbage. I use BTK spray but as the label says you must do the bait traps when the plants are small
BTK is also accepted for organic growing
Get the Safer'S 100mL Concentrated Caterpillar BTK Biological Insecticide at your local Home Hardware store. Buy online and get Free Shipping to any Home location!www.homehardware.ca
) Bioinsec5cide BTK. BTK (Bacillus thuringiensis, var. kurstaki) is a type of bacteria. When eaten by the cutworm, BTK makes a poison in the caterpillar’s gut. This causes the pest to stop feeding and eventually die. It is somewhat selective, killing many caterpillars but not harmful to other creatures.
Spraying seedlings is not a good way to control cutworms since the cutworms can easily kill your plants before they have a chance to eat enough BTK to kill them. However, you can make a bait with BTK by mixing it with bran or rolled oats and molasses. Sprinkle the bait on the planting area several days before planting. Since the area will have no plants yet, the cutworms will feed on the bait and hopefully die before your plants go in.
Seaweed is good . Just be careful on the amount of sea weed. My friend used it a lot in his gardens more for essential elements/minerals etc and during one soil sample one year found out the salt made his ground toxic over the years and he had a hell of a time getting it back. I seem to think it may have added arsenic also but may be wrongThanks for the info I will do that next spring also would seaweed around the edge of the garden
be of any use in contoling these yellow type wire worms from moving in from the surrounding sod. By the way that garlic looks great .
Well it never goes as planned gardening and I think if I had to do it for a living my family would starve to deathWe got a little rain over night which is badly needed and a doe and two fawns found my garden Scared them out this morning
Did not do a lot of damage ate maybe 15 feet of beans and knocked down 6 potato plants out of 300
My fault for not fixing a section of my fishing line fence and adding new soap which is done now
Just need until saturday and I will be picking beans so hope they give me that
Mark...thanks for the salsa ! gettin some doritos this week You never got your bottle of mustard pickles out of the Rav ..No worries..I'll see you in Kentville at the next shoot.Hey Keven I am learning a lot from this thread and wanted to thankyou for starting it also just chopped
up another batch of salsa and put my own spin on it a little more heat. I will bring you a jar on Sunday to
try and see if it is worthy M
I hear you KevinPicking enuff to send to my kids or for supper is now a back breaker
Pulled some new carrots yesterday (second bunch) to go with our Turkey supper...never seen carrots with such big cores !! Some of them were like almost as wide as the carrot itself !! Some had the bottom of them look like a parsnip...white...gnarly...and hard as maple when chopping them up..even after cooking some of the centers were like tooth picks !. They were delicious as always !! These were the Scarlett Nantes variety...which always grows good for me. The other one I use is the Deep Emperator (?)
I planted carrots 3 times...in 2 locations...had only 1 good batch come up..second one was sparse (( course the fekkin neighborhood cats constantly chittin and rippin up seeds didn't help either. They won't be doin it next year ! if I'm alive , good chance they won't be !
Weird year for some stuff...my cukes had 3 plantings and were almost non existant...think we got like 6 off of one plant.
Woody carrots...moldy string beans...my red onions are almost non existant..might have a dozen off of 100 sets...white onions are good...probably 75% / 100 sets. My Mammoth Dill, is as always, awesome...albeit quite a bit slower this year. I have 20-30 plants now going to seed so I can pick em and use the seed in my dill pickles next season !
..potatoes seem smaller and more scabby in spots...my garlic was amazing ! Did all my dill pickles with it...gave some away to friends or family, used some up and I got 20 large bulbs dried / saved to plant. Most are as big as a 500 ml mason jar top ! Few are a bit bigger ! Should have some monster cloves !
Kevin I will see you Saturday at the hunter classic I be the fella standing with the new event gun HaHa and its good toMark...thanks for the salsa ! gettin some doritos this week You never got your bottle of mustard pickles out of the Rav ..No worries..I'll see you in Kentville at the next shoot.