Organic gardening, using water wisely, local fare, slow food movement fan, reuse, recycle, reduce waste spending and needs.Cooking from scratch, building up communities. Caring for each other.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
I really do like rain, but....so do the slugs and snails
I really have wanted to get out in the garden, it is just so wet underfoot, and even though I managed to plant some peas under my broad beans, I pulled a few weeds, it was just to mushy. The potato bed has its own moat thankfully I had piled up where the potatoes are a bit, seems to be keeping the animals that have been nibbling the leaves at bay. I am unable to get out their and kill off all the slugs and snails that are eating all the leafy plants. Even my comfrey, and other flowering plants that have never been attacked are under savage leaf eating attack at present. I did try some beer baits but they have all flooded as the rain has been intense. I have visions of no a leafy green left if we dont get some dry days for a week or so to allow me to decimate the slug snail population.
Has anyone any ideas? Snail bait washed away, dusting with vacuum dust washed away, I am going crazy!
There are so many I cant even hand pick them all! ARRRGH!
I love where we live. The beautiful island state of Australia, Tasmania.
I aim to produce much of the vegetables, herbs, and fruit that we eat. I also aim to make most of the gifts we give.
I use organic principles and try to minimise as best the foot print we are leaving for the future.
I love to cook,with home grown or with local fresh ingredients that are seasonal.
I am a huge fan of the slow food movement, grow your own, and seasonal cooking. I love to share with people.
Having a laugh is important to me. Life is to short for holding onto negatives.
In fact life is to short to not have fun, laugh and chase your dreams.
Our life is about the simple pleasures watching sea eagles soar, the river, the sunset. The birds, frogs and bugs that abound in our garden.
Simple pleasures that we have created, our home a sanctuary.
I have contentment, joy and a very good life!
I am very aware that not all people experience what I have, and this saddens my heart. We are so fortunate to live in a place that is free, safe and rich!
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