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Garden

Well dearest reader,

While I have been blogging about nuclear matters recently I have something more mundane to tell you about.

I have just planted my potatoes, I run an “organic” vegetable patch, so far I have never had to use any pesticides or man made fertilizer on my vegetable patch. This morning before the middle of the day and the intense heat I planted a total of 25 seed potatoes. I sincerely hope that I will get a good yield of potatoes from my patch.

While I am not chemophobic I hold the view that if I can keep my plants healthy without using insecticides or other pesticides then I will be happy and glad to have saved myself the time, expense and trouble of having to spray the plants.

We also will be growing peas and turnips this year as well, I hope to also get plenty of fruit from the trees and the bushes in my garden.

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One Response

  1. Like you, I would rather not be forced into industrial strength chemical warfare in my garden.
    I have found that adding large amounts of both raw manure and a good compost tilled into the soil just before winter sets in will produce plants that can survive attacks from most garden pest.
    As a last resort I give my garden plants a weekly bath using ‘Blue Dawn’ dish soap and a hose end sprayer eliminates the need to resort to commercial insecticides and fungicides.

    Happy Gardening

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