Sunday, 22 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

My homemade slug traps

Here's how I make my slug traps.Get a 1 lb. butter tub and put 4- 1/2 holes close to the top,I used the yellow painted part as a guide.

 Slugs  will go for almost anything,soda,beer,sugar water,I was told by a twitter friend that soapy water works too so I'm going to that give a try later on .
 Here's a slug trap placed in my pumpkin patch.Keep the holes above the soil and place some weight on the cover because we don't any drunken squirrels on the rampage ha ha. 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Slugs-I love to hate them.

slugs munching mushroom
 slugs munching my teabag collection
 slugs munching mushrooms2
 slug napping on hosta leaves
 slug on hosta 2
 damage slugs do to turnip plant
 slug on teabags2

Friday, 6 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Blowing in the wind

Here's how to tell the wind direction in my kitchen garden.I'm always looking for ways to make my own tools using recycled materials.A case in point, this wind direction indicator was made an old cd,a strip of wood and a  roller from an old office chair.It's been up there for a couple of years in very high winds and still works great.
 My trusty conpass
Just another windy day in the kitchen garden

More pumpkin pictures

Took these pics this morning,the  rain has stopped and the sun is shining of and on.The first 3 pics are my biggest  pumpkin,over 36 inches now.But alas it's rolling down the mound and twisting the vine, that's why I have the sticks against it to prop it up,I have to get on this right away and fix it.Also with all this wet weather we've had the slugs have made their appearance,more on that later.

 Here's my other pumpkin of any size, about 10 inches x 6-7 inches.This one as some yellow bumps on it.
Any thoughts?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Some pictures from my kitchen garden

The old mini greenhouse finished for another season.
 Cutting the last of my turnip greens
 Temperature in the pumpkin patch
 Hosta seed pods
Peas are coming along nicely
 snow peas

Harvesting my turnip seeds

Here  I'm cutting some of my turnip seeds, as you can see I grew tons of them

each pod contains couple dozen seeds
turnip seeds