The slug biodomes were activated just over a week ago, and a quick inspection revealed that the plants in biodome #2 are all doing very well – the spinach is growing quite fast and the kale is thriving. I was especially happy to see that the kale had few aphids. The bottom leaves on each plant are turning yellow and falling off (see photo above), so I removed all the detritus.
I also planted some arugula in the empty space on the far side of the dome. Yes, I know it is too cold to germinate but I wanted to try anyway.
Biodome #1 has obvious signs of slug activity and the lettuce is “failing to thrive”. Still, there are at least a few salads there, if I manage to harvest the good lettuce before the slugs eat it all.
This weekend is about winter preparation activities:
- Folding up all the deck chairs and putting the tables away.
- Putting the rest of the slug biodome materials away (currently sitting in covered area).
- Cut back dying foliage on lilies.
- Planting snowdrops and last tulips
- Weeding, especially the garden boxes.
- Raking leaves (delegated task)
- Planting blue anenome corms.
- Writing a “wrap up” blog of 2013 successes and failures.
- Doing some tomato research.