My backyard soil never was any good for growing veggies and the work involved to 'make it so' was too much, so I opted for a variety of plants and flowers instead. However, hubby and I would take motorcycle jaunts in the country where I would buy my produce from farmers.
Bohica, you picked a good one with garlic because not only does it flavour food, but it also acts as a medicine in fighting parasites and infection within the body.
Quote:One bit of attention we haven't appreciated was when the Arizona ground squirrels discovered our lettuce plants. I wonder if I could rig an electric fence wire to my solar panel?
1) setup deer fencing around the perimeter. Deer can devastate a garden quickly.
2) setup rodent fencing. I usually use chicken wire for gophers and squirrels. No rodent can climb an overhang, so at the top of the cage make a half circle pointing outwards.
3) keep gopher cages at least five inches above ground level. If you find you have smart gophers they will try to pile up soil to the top of the cages. do not allow this.
4) If you have a large garden and do not like to weed, lay down cardboard then wood chips. Bulk wood chips are available cheap at your local dump. Choose the lightest color for it is probably oak which grows morrel mushrooms.
(10-29-2014, 03:11 PM)Shadow Wrote: My neighbor was telling me about a book called 'how to grow a garden in 4 sq feet' or something like. Not sure this is the same thing but good info. Long vid.
The chicken wire is a good idea, thanks. Thanks, Shadow...I'll have a look at it later when I get back home tonight.
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