Natural barriers for keeping insects at bay

Kaolin Clay – a natural powder barrier to coat leaves and fruit to repel pests. Spray the leaves, goes on wet and dries. Japanese beetles damage is lessened by using this barrier.

Using bone meal based vegetable and tomato fertilizer.

This year I am testing a bone meal based vegetable and tomato fertilizer. This is a natural fertilizer that provides not only phosphorus but calcium. Calcium helps avoid blossom end rot that can ruin a tomato. Update: I’m sure noone has read or followed the wet instructions… but if you’ve just come across this… DON’T… Continue reading Using bone meal based vegetable and tomato fertilizer.

The breeze and strip stone path installation

The path I want to create will be bold where excitement is key and understated where I want calm.   How you say? Its all in the matrix. Bold is red breeze and creamy white steps.  Under-stated is stone dropped in grass. I went with red breeze on the central axis over the bridge to guide… Continue reading The breeze and strip stone path installation

How changing the gardens contents can change its vitality

The Going Native journey is not a statement. It’s not political, not artistic, not religious. It’s a journey by steps towards the best habitat I can create. It’s the new age ideal, ‘we are everything, and everything is us’, brought back to the physical.  It’s finding pure balance in the nature I create. But it’s… Continue reading How changing the gardens contents can change its vitality

Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.

Zuchinni after two weeks oil treatment

Powdery mildew is a major factor in my decision NOT to plant cucumbers in 2019. Luckily I still have pickles in the cupboard, but for those who must have pickles …. try these preventative measures to get ahead of any mildew problems. 3  PREVENTION methods that won’t harm the bugs… Better site the cucumbers –… Continue reading Mildew Prevention methods for all the plants in my garden.