All of the raised beds I add to my yard and any of plants I choose to grow need to be semi-portable. Knowing this… I somehow still set my sights on fruit trees.
Planting sprouted potatoes and sweet potato slips in grow bags. A beginner friendly explanation, detailing the process.
I’ve thought about growing potatoes, and I’ve had potatoes sprout on accident more than once, so I had a general understanding of what I would need. And just like that potato bags were added to my order, and en route to my house.
Hot-pepper spray felt like a pretty natural & safe way to discourage Mr. & Mrs. Backyard Squirrel from feasting on the literal fruits of my labor.
I’m not one of those people who hates squirrels…I sort of consider it a personal attack that they have had their way with BOTH of my strawberry plants.
I’ve eaten countless strawberries in my life. I’m talking… thousands at least. Maybe 10s of thousands. And never, in all that time, have I seen a strawberry bloom.
In my hurry, and in the mid-day breeze, I most definitely sprayed myself with this diluted copper. As I watched the blue mist dry on my bare arms, I tried to think of all the things I know about copper, and let me tell you – it’s not very much.
I figured that two varieties would give me the best chance for success, the best opportunity to learn and you know, the best chance for two baskets o’ berries.
About three days after the rain subsided, I noticed brown spots on the smallest of my plants (the one that I had painstakingly repotted (twice now). Uh oh. That’s not good.
My inner dialogue went something like “I’ll buy bigger pots, with better drainage, and I’ll set them up for success. I WILL MAKE THESE SEEDLINGS PRODUCE DAMN IT.”