No garden for me (I live in student halls of residence), but I keep a small assortment next to my window sill (namely parsley, thyme, basil, coriander, greek basil and mint). Makes room smell a lot nicer.
No railing, my patio is open onto the yard.The bird netting is really strong. I had it over my blackberries and had a heck of a time cutting it loose this spring to remove the old canes. You won't be able to just drape it over your trees as the squirrels have skinny arms. So yea, you need a frame that won't blow away from wind. Does your patio have a railing of any kind around it? If so, make use of it. You'll need to be able to lift up a side to give them care.
Of course you know what I would be having for a meal if they were my trees.
very fine looking brassicas don!! i heard when heads are the size of a chicken egg is time to blanch (tie up leaves) of developing cauliflower. I wonder when did you blanch them? How loose do you tie their leaves? or perhaps you are growing a self-blanching cultivar.Just thought I'd share the results of this years cauliflower.
I used spring-type wooden clothespin to keep the leaves shading the heads from the sun. It's the sun that yellows and hardens them. This springs cool wet cloudy weather was good for growing cauliflower, so I only had to pin up the leaves for a few days before harvesting.very fine looking brassicas don!! i heard when heads are the size of a chicken egg is time to blanch (tie up leaves) of developing cauliflower. I wonder when did you blanch them? How loose do you tie their leaves? or perhaps you are growing a self-blanching cultivar.
We have observed that squash and tomatoes do much better when grown in compost. We have had both growing in our compost bin.the squash growing out of my compost bin is doing better than my tomatoes in the pots on the porch??? Whoda thunk it????
Could that be scale?Anyone know what this garden pest is?
I can only describe it, as a micro-moth.
This is the first year I've seen them.
It has babies that look like that creature Khan stuck in Pavel's ear in that Star Trek movie.
They were in the process of killing off some weed trees in my backyard when I found them.
I do not need more cats......I think it could be scale - you need more cats.
They won't help with the scale problem. I just think you need more cats.
(ref)Rhododendron lace-bug, Stephanitus rhododendri, is a fairly common pest of certain Rhododendrons. It is, however, rarely diagnosed correctly. It is our opinion that the symptoms may appear to many as a drought related or nutritional and thus rarely is brought to plant clinics. The other presumed reason as to why we don’t see it commonly in plant clinics is that there is an apparent host plant preference. One may find a planting of several Rhody varieties or species in close proximity and only one will be consistently infested with the bug, suggesting clear preference or conversely varietal/species resistance to the pest.
OSU link from above said:Lacebugs can also be a problem on indian plum, pyracantha, oak, , toyon, and coyote bush.
I have at least 50 of them growing in every corner of my yard, and they always look sickly. Now I know why. A quick survey a few minutes ago indicates they are all infested.wiki said:Oemleria cerasiformis, a shrub commonly known as osoberry or Indian plum, is the sole species in genus Oemleria.
Native to the Pacific coast and ranges of North America, from British Columbia, Canada to Santa Barbara County, California, U.S.A.