Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gardening day again, and it didn't even rain this morning. Although, I hope it rains tonight or tomorrow. It will be so great for all the newly planted vegetable seeds and seedlings. Three people and myself worked in the garden today. We transplanted 5 cherry tomato seedlings and seven bell pepper plants into the gardens today. We planted radishes and broccoli. We added compost, mycorrhizal fungi, mulch and watered everything with Super Thrive. For the tomatoes I put in 2 Tbs of Tomatoes Alive in each hole before transplanting the cherry tomato.

Sprayed everything, even flowers with Neem oil, which is a fungicide, insecticide and miticide. (2 tsp per gallon of water, foliar). Best to prevent infestations before they begin. However, in the herb garden I found leaf hoppers. It looked as if they had all just hatched or were about to. The Neem oil didn't seem to affect them, so I gave them a dose of Diatamaceous earth, that powder that kills insects. Let's see what happens in the next few days.

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