Sunday, April 17, 2011
Got up at 7 a.m. this morning to spray beneficial nematodes on all the gardening areas. Why? Because last year a lot of the roots for the tomatoes, bell peppers and other vegetables had these bulbous growths on them--bad nematodes, which eat away at the nutrition, quantity and quality of the vegetables in question. The beneficial nematodes eat the bad ones.
First you have to wet all the areas (5 gardens, plus the fruit trees in front), then mix the nematodes in water and put into a backpack sprayer, then spray, then wet the areas again so the nematodes enter the soil easily. That took me until 9:15 a.m. A good mornings work!
The garden is empty now, but ready for all the transplants I am starting.