Dc Brown wrote:Killing two birds with one stone: allow your vegetables to flower. You get seeds and you get beneficial benefits. Parsnip in flower is parasitoid heaven, as are most of the Apiaceae. The name kind of gives it away
Apiaceae are fantastic companions for trees as well. The roots drill into heavy soils allowing drainage and root penetration for other species.
Might be getting a hive here in the next week or so. I've said yes, but people change their mind so hoping the apiarist doesn't.
I use fish for mosquito control, and duckweed/positioning for temperature control. My 'insect water' is an approximately 14 ft stainless steel sink with strategically placed rocks. It uses sunlight to make duckweed which fixes its own nitrogen via bacteria. It gets minerals from litter from the hedge it is beneath. The duckweed is chook food. The bacteria covered litter is compost food. The mossies are fish food. The fish are chook food. The insects drink...
K Sweet wrote:Another way to hold down the edges of any row cover is to get rebar and roll it into the excess cover. It is very adjustable and heavy enough that the wind does not bother it. I use several pieces in long beds so it is easier to manage.
One thought I had about the curtains, have you tried to see how permeable they are to water? I am guessing that it might not pass through as easily as it does through row cover.
Angelika Maier wrote:I am searching for perennial kale seeds, I think the plants are not available in Australia. Does it ever go to seeds? And how does it react to the cabbage butterfly?