Re: introduction and info
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gloria C. Baikauskas"
> The flower, nicotiana, is reportedly good to plant withHi Gloria,
> potatoes....as it will attract the potato beetle away from the
> potatoes. Just thought I would add that information. It is also
> known as flowering tobacco. I have read this several times, but I
> have yet to try it here.
> Gloria, Texas
I just yesterday sprinkled some nicotiana seeds on one raised bed of
potatoes and bush beans. I'll report back on how this works for me.
- --- In email@example.com, "carrieshepard"
> Hi Gloria,
> I just yesterday sprinkled some nicotiana seeds on one raised bed
> potatoes and bush beans. I'll report back on how this works for me.Well...it ought to be a really pretty bed to be sure. Both potatoes
> in OK
and beans have pretty flowers....and the nicotiana is no slouch
either. Can't wait to hear your results, Carrie.
Are you surviving all these big storms all right there? We got hit
again last night. It has slowed me down considerably trying to
plant....as well as trying to keep plants from being drowned. We had
3 inches of rain the other day. I forgot to empty the rain gauge.
It topped off....holds 5 inches....so I know we got at least 2 more
last night. Winds have been a huge problem, too, but the hail has
missed us. It wouldn't be the first time hail and wind had taken all
my fruit from the trees.....or drowned a garden bed...even a raised
> Are you surviving all these big storms all right there? We gothit
> again last night. >Hi Gloria,
> Gloria, Texas
We had lots of water and high winds, but thankfully no bad damage at
our place. It's definitely wetter than usual, but it's now clear
skies and dry enough that I have to water my seedlings daily again.
We mulched my main garden heavily with grass hay I bought over the
weekend just this morning. Peas are blooming now, tomatoes look
nice and strong, onions are growing quickly, rhubarb looks beautiful,
picking asparagus every other day, and it's nice and lush looking
with all the irises blooming now. My roses are beginning to bloom
and I'm sure would already have if the goats hadn't eaten the tops
off them before I got their fence secured.
I planted garlic bulbs around my fruit trees and I'm going to mulch
them and try seeding more perennial herbs as I have the time. I
have a packet of daikon radish seeds that I want to also plant
around the place and see how they work in different parts of my
I've been mulching my flower bed behind my house with the droppings
and hay from the bunny cottage and when it's full I'll begin
mulching my grape vines and other flower beds as well. I'd like to
get some more geese soon for the orchard also.