Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday 28th April - Marrow Germination and Pest Disposal

The lunar Gods and reiki are working, Simon-the-marrow has germinated. I am extremely relieved as there were only 5 seeds in the 'giant marrow' packet and a fairly narrow biodynamic time slot.

We now have an ant problem at work and reki-master Clare says we must all think of a nice place and they will go there instead. This is her best environmentally friendly pest disposal method... Does anyone have any other tips? As an insurance measure, I am planning to sneak some nippon in over the weekend.


Julie.A. said...

Hello, i had ants all over my one rockery. They killed alot of my thrift, and many other rockery plants. I delt with them by keep going out and digging / turning them over, disturbing them several times a day. The birds helped a little as everytime i went out and stirred them up the birds would go av a feast. If it was just luck or what i'm not sure but i did get rid of them and my rockery is looking much nicer without them,,,,,

chris said...

yay Simon!
I had 3 and they have all been devoured by the demon slug.
Must sow some more.
Maybe if I give them names, the slug will have more respect this time.
How does Clare cope with Slugs?

HelenHaricot said...

our second battch of courgettes have germinated - thank goodness!
for ants, I look for their ant hole, and pour boiling water down it.
mine are in cracks between patio and wall, so soil turning method not an option. i get pretty demonic about it when it is flying ant time...
[frantic gardener]

Allotment No 21 said...

I will ask Clare about the slugs on Monday. The pouring boiling water trick as they fly out of a crack is a great feeling isn't it!

Petunia's Gardener said...

What a beautiful seedling, this Simon-the-marrow! Wonder if a name will help other seedlings...may have to try this.

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