I hear ya. Before the fire bans came into effect we had a fire in our fire pit, some of the red ashes got on the grass... I was suprised how fast it caught and spread. I put the fire out and havn't had one since. Yay for some rain these last couple, and hopefully the next couple of days.
So the last little bit has not been so nice. Lows touching -5C and pretty low highs even with snow... I decided to cover the bog up with some poly in hopes to help with the lows. In the forseable future we are expecting to not see any negative lows, so I'll move the poly and take some pics of what's happened in there. This is what it looks like right now...
This is the total bog, the VFT bog is also covered in there, bottom right
And through one of the windows on the side
I took part of the poly off to water them cause they started to look dry on the top. I can tell already some of the 1-2 year old sarr's are dead, or atleast no green on them, I'll check the roots after it warms up. I took a quick peek at the VFT's too, they are not looking the best but are still alive in there.
As you can tell, I didn't have the poly up during some wind gusts and shattered one of the windows. After I put the new one in I added the poly to 'secure it' in
Your plants are looking quite sheltered and protected from the elements under that poly cover Peter.
And it looks like your rhubarb has really gotten going there. My mom uses rhubarb leaves to make a killer insectide that doesn't harm her plants. She said it works better than neem oil, takes out ants quickly and toasts aphids. She claims that not all of her plants were happy after being sprayed with the neem, but her rhubarb leaf concoction didn't affect her plant's overall appearance or health. I just might have to try some of that out.
What's the recipe she uses for the rhubarb? The leaves and stalks get huge on that plant. I've always just cut off the leaves to cover weeds in the garden and I still have rhubarb from last year in the freezer.
It was and still is a concern of mine for the placement of the bogs, the leaves will almost get big enough to touch the fence behind the tub But considering the alternatives it is the safest place in my yard.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5