July 12, 2016
I can't believe that the cauliflower seeds I just planted are now large enough plants to transplant. Things grow really fast in this heat. I don't have half as many Brussels sprouts to transplant though, because one small slug worked it's way down the row, and ate a third of the plants in one night. I put a few drops of a product called Deadline out and killed the slug the next night. It's a very effective product but I really hate using it..
It's poisonous to humans and domestic animals so who knows what havoc is wreaked upon the floura and fauna of the soil inhabitants that have been eons in the balancing act. It's like the gypsophilate that was supposed to be so safe for humans that is now suspect in innumerable health and environmental problems. I still trust fish emulsion though, unless it comes from the waters off the coast of Fukushima..
July 13, 2016
I keep the cats from stepping on the Deadline by covering the row with a wire tunnel covered with bird netting. They are 5' long so are easy to move and putting them end to end covers the longest of rows. I use them on all my transplants because birds used to eat them down to the ground in one day..
Cats or no cats, I'm still covering all my transplants..