Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Garden Progress

Our garden is growing nicely so far. The hanging tomato plants are doing very well, and are about the same size as the ones in the ground. Putting the chickens in the potato rows did not work, so do not try it at home. They did not eat the bugs, and they made a mess of the plants, even digging up some of the 'taters. The best solution that I found to get rid of the potato beetles was to dust the plants with Rotenone, an organic pesticide. The drip irrigation system is wonderful. I like it, and the plants like it. It saves me a lot of time. We ended up doing a fourth experiment...a square-foot garden. I have a 4'x8' box with 32 squares in it. I really like the results. It's amazing how many plants will fit in such a small space. The plants are much healthier than the ones in the row garden.

Here are some pictures. I'll post some of my herb garden later when my Zinnias are in full bloom.
~Tricia Ann


Louise LaChance said...

Wow The garden looks great! Way to go Tricia Ann. I love the dress you made too. Louise LaChance

The Lingo Clan said...

Thank you, Mrs. LaChance! It's good to hear from you.

Tricia Ann