Better fencing, slug control with new seedlings, raising some beds with cinder blocks and maybe improve the watering system.
I do all my potatoes in containers. I feel I lose some yield but they are much more manageable.My son has always been into doing vegetable gardens, the last 2 years he’s had a 12’x12’ area to plant a few things in. A couple weeks ago I bought a new tiller and I’m putting in a 30’x50’ garden for him to go crazy in. We’ve already mapped out what we’re putting in and where. Asparagus, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers (pickling and salad), cantaloupe, watermelon, and green beans. My sweet potatoes I’ll continue to do in my containers. I’ve used 55 gallon drums the last few years and I’m finally nailing down the recipe for best growth.
Kind of depends. During hot dry periods every other day. I try to mulch most things so that I can water everything real good and go on a weeks fishing trip and be ok.I have a 15' x 15" raised garden except for tomatos which I plant in the ground. I water my garden via my underground sprinkler system. How often do you guys water your garden? I plant beans, squash, peppers and the tomatos. Thank you and good luck.
Diatomaceous earth is not a chemical.That’s what I was thinking was dissolve it in water. Didn’t know if you water with it or spray the plant. My Dad just sprinkled some in the garden and said it made a difference.
Anyone ever use diatomaceous earth for keeping bugs out? We bought some but haven’t applied it yet. My wife doesn’t like the idea of chemicals in the garden.
If it works on slugs I will have to try it. They are my worst problem. Thanks.Works great! Insects with gills (most any insect) can't be around it - it cuts up their gills. Slugs and snails hate it too
It can affect soil PH - it is a base like a typical calcium containing additive.