Chrystal vs Slug

A view into Slug Biodome #2

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.

Evidence of slug activity….

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.
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About Chrystal

This blog is my online journal to keep track of what is going on in different parts of the garden, different times of the year.
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