Monday, September 13, 2010

Candy Store

My vegetable garden is out of control. I'm like a kid in a candy store—every time I go out to pick veggies and herbs, I come back with buckets full. And it's not just quantity, it's quality. Everything is beyond delicious. I've never had this kind of success with vegetables. On the flip side, I've always been successful growing flowers—not this year. But that'll have to be another blog post entirely.
If you're interested, the only 3 things I did differently from the past few years:
1) laid out a bottom layer of newspaper then a top layer of straw over the entire space after every plant was transplanted in late-spring (this proved to be especially helpful with the heat and little rain this summer) 
2) fertilized one time mid-summer on everything (except the pole beans and carrots) with an all-purpose fertilizer more info here on 
3) used escar-go to keep the slugs and snails from continuing their wild dinner parties in my garden more info here on escar-go

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