Thursday, August 14, 2008

Suds for Slugs

I've had a problem with slugs in the garden and finally tried out the cup of beer trick; sure enough the poor buggers were lured by the aroma of hops. Next year I'll tuck my beer cups in the ground as soon as I plant.

Here's an update that will likely bore you but will be useful to me when I plant my veggie garden for the second time.

Lettuce: grew really well until mid-July. Next year I'll pull out out the plants and replace with fresh guys in mid-July. Butter crunch was by far our fav type: yummy tasting and grew quick and clean (upwards). Six heads of lettuce is all we need.

Peppers: growing well. Jalapenos are coming along best but the bell peppers look like they're doing pretty well too. Mmmmm

Peas: planted them super close together but didn't seem to matter, they grew really well. Three rows is plenty and they're best planted next to the fence where they were able to lean for support. Yum Yum!

Tomatoes: loads of tomatoes and they're delish! Four plants are enough. They have just started ripening in the last week but according to my neighbour and grandma I'm not alone. Guessing it's the ridiculous amount of rain we've had this summer that has delayed red from showing up.

Dave, our neighbour, tossed a carrot from his garden over the fence tonight and sold me on planting carrots next year. Mmmm so good. His beans are growing like crazy too but that means including a trellis for them to climb when building the garden next spring and something tells me I'm going to be swamped with school then... maybe the following year.

I know, I know you wish I would just keep on writing because this post has you itching for more. I promise I'll post something more interesting tomorrow.


Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

Poor slugs. But then what a way to go...hee...hee...

Jaime said...

Seriously! If you're going to drown it may as well be in a cup of beer.

Bridie said...

Thanks for the tip - we have just had the grub control people here. If their solution doesn't work - then we will try this!

Your vegetable garden is coming along great - glad to hear that all your hard work is paying off. Well Done!


tanzi said...

I must be a knob 'cause I don't find the gardening talk boring at all! I covet your peas! Isn't it exciting and a feeling of real accomplishment and pride when your garden produces great veggies? I miss that--and I miss easy access to yummy peas--have'nt seen any here yet. Mail 'em if ya get the chance.

Jaime said...

I wish I could convert the yard into one giant veggie garden! No more peas here Tanya, they rotted and died on me while we were away. :(