I picked up some very useful tips on Sunday at a “container gardening workshop” that I attended. You have to practice companion gardening. No it is not gardening with a friend or your significant other, it means grouping certain plants together in the garden to maximize your harvest. If you want to get rid of pests that are feeding on your tomatoes, then plant them beside peppers. Plant lettuce beside onions or plant onions and garlic in every other row or as border plants in your vegetable patch. I found a pesticide recipe online that I haven’t tried out yet which is essentially garlic blended with water to make a spray. Sadly, if you use cayenne pepper, it is really effective but is inhumane for some rodents (I’ll spare you the details). Victoria Day weekend is just around the corner so I can’t wait to get into the full swing of things. I missed the annual 99 cent garden soil sale at Canadian Tire last Saturday but apparently I didn’t miss much. Sources tell me that the soil is full of weeds.
Hope I get a bumper crop this year. The efforts of my harvest are
TO BE CONTINUED …
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