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November 10, 2012

That is, “better” than previous efforts….

Better broccoli

Better cabbage

Better leeks

Drip irrigation with non-chlorinated well water is probably the reason…..

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Erich permalink
    November 11, 2012 10:55 am

    Can’t ask for much better than that!

  2. November 11, 2012 4:58 pm

    Water does make a difference. I used to try to skimp on water (mainly because I get tired of going out with a watering can) but this year I’m watering before the leaves droop and I’m seeing much better results myself. But you have set the bar pretty darn high. I’m guessing you use some great fertiliser as well. And how do you keep cabbage moths off your broccoli? I’m out every morning picking off their caterpillars but my leaves still look like swiss cheese.

    • November 11, 2012 6:15 pm

      Several things did exponentially better this year with the timed daily drip lines- the broc and cabbage obviously, but most amazing were the herbs. The basil was 5 feet tall in some places and very full even after multiple “toppings” of the branches for harvests.
      Fertilizer is bone meal in composted leaves and cow manure along with some certified funky liquid fish emulsion to help young plants get going.
      Cabbage worms must die off after their first night of munching from the BT I periodically apply… I’ve not had an issue as I have stayed diligent and we have been fairly dry here, so the treatments don’t wash off quickly.
      I think I’ve got some mega-hoppers in the back though, cutting lettuce and spinach seedlings down to the ground. Maybe a chipmunk although I have legions of cats around….

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