Introduction by Wilma:
It's finally here. The day we talked about a few weeks back. Farmer Dad stopped gardening long enough to share a few thoughts with you all. I hope you enjoy. If not, I have no problem pulling a Donald Trump on him;)
Take it away Dad!
Not much to look at right now, but with a little work, a lot of luck, and some help from Mother Nature if She's willing, it should look something like this in about a month.
This was taken sometime in June of 2008, a very good year in the garden. 2009? not so much, but we still managed to kick out the jams using my special super-secret organic soil prep regimen and maintenance program. Look, if I told you all of the details, I'd have to...well...Lets just say that it's loosely based upon one very simple principle: Feed the soil first! I spend at least 2 weeks every April making my Def Mix of nutrients: fireplace ash, used coffee grounds, kelp meal, compost, epsom salt, manure, you get the idea.Then I let it cook for about 2 weeks, turning the soil frequently. During the season, I feed regularly with fish emulsion,molasses,kelp,and compost. Pest control? We usually farm out that work to nematodes,preying mantis,and birds
On a side note, Wil usually tries to roll in the manure. I hope I didn't just blow my chance at a return appearance by saying that, but it is what it is,Willie D. Just accept it and move on, everybody's got issues,including Y.O.U. You're still the coolest in my book.
Until next time, I'll leave you all to contemplate the Grinch Pepper
Thanks for the Love,Wil. Stay Pug.
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