And...I've got peas and beans and a zucchini that are growing very well, thank you.
Should I plant strawberries? The dang slugs have already murdered both of my sunflowers.
The problem with the board is that we get so wrapped up in vehiment opposing opinions, it has been reduced to arguing over crap, none of us were even born for. We are living in a screwed up world, and we did not create the problem, we are all just trying to cope with it. We all have worries, and we all are frustrated. We are unsure about the economy and jobs, we struggle as we watch monumetal bailouts, to CEO's who fly on private jets to pick up the checks. Maybe we should all take a deep breath, shut up for a while, stop attacking each other, and talk about the damn gardens, and admit when you know you are trolling and baiting. A pissing contest about WW1 is pretty stupid, and constantly posting immflamatory crap for no good reason other than to gets someone's goat, is just ignorant. We all do it, we all reduce to flaming, and we all know when we are just trying to zing someone. What for? Just to be pissed off at the replies.
God knows how many times Nasaie and I have locked horns.(not that you really have horns, I have no way of looking) . So lets try if we can;t get along to find some common ground. Mael and I found common ground with it came to the workshop. Maybe we can find common ground with each other if we try.
Common Ground Nasaie:
Nasaie, we don't have slugs, but we do have snails but this year have not been a problem. We have these things called Earwigs all over, and seem to be eating on a few things. We had Zucchini last year that yielded but they were hard as a rock, and don't know why. last years seeds spouted and we have a few that came up on there own. Same with lettuce last year only about 10 percent grew plants, and I got some of that come up on there own too. I think we planted some things too late, and for So Calif. Strawberry season is over, so not sure if it would be too late for them. Ventura county Strawberry time I think is usually April/May. We had a nice hot spell last week, which made the tomato plants really take off. My son in Law gave me a small Honda tiller he found in a garage sale, and that let me really till the gound in 4 planter areas I have. We tilled and also treated to planters with compost mix. He also gave me soaker kits that I have in 2 of the gardens. That make it real nice to water everything. We planted many kinds of tomatos, several kinds of hot peppers, cucumbers, eggplants, about 10 differnt herbs.