Friday, February 18, 2011
What'll I do?
This time I'm going to try 'Searles 5 in 1' and see what results I get from it. For now with the odd shower of rain and high summer temps I'm getting a lot of crusting of my red volcanic loamy soil which resists watering and dries out very quickly, so I need to keep up a good supply of organic matter and mulch.
This, along with other parts of the veggie garden, is the proposed recipient of todays treatment. This is a savoy cabbage I planted from seed about 3 weeks ago. The soil has been leached of most of its organic content and does not hold moisture very well.
A close up. Dry crusty soil leeched of most of its organic matter.
Three large handful's of Searles 5 in 1 spread about a half sq mtr around the cabbage.
Light forked into the top soil.
Now lets see what happens over the next few weeks.
Just a footnote on Searls 5 in 1. I'm not keen on using it but my main objection is on price. It cost me $11.50 for this bag and while it will cover a lot of my veggies I find it defeats the purpose of growing my own veggies in order to save money. But without a car and with the recent heavy rain we've had to endure this is , for now, my best option.
Posted by Stewart Dorman at 2:23 PM