My old garden (14'x60') has two problems, on the left side where I've
been growing green vegetables I have a terrible bamboo problem. On the
right side where I've been growing tomatoes I have a wilt problem. I have
a new garden (15'x20') this year so I'm planning on letting at least part
of my old garden lay fallow. I'm going to solarize the tomato side to
kill the wilt pathogens. I've been using roundup on the bamboo but it's
never been able to eliminate it. I was wondering if solarization would
kill bamboo? It's supposed to be pretty effective against weeds as well
as pathogens so it might work. On the other hand the bamboo might just
punch it's way through the plastic.
One more question about solarization in general, does it work in New
England? The papers I see on the web are from UC Davis. Ma is a lot
cooler than Ca. For solarization to work it needs to get the soil
temperature pretty high, will it get high enough here?
On Sun, 04 May 2008 19:52:43 -0500, Charlie wrote:
NOW you tell me! I just put my tomato seeds in
last week. Very late for this area. Praying to whichever
gods will listen to me that the whole crop doesn't get
wilted out like last year.
You mean I shudda baked the earth for 'n' day/weeks,
and that woudda done it!
Charlie obviously meant that he had wilt in his garden and he
hopes that heating it would get rid of it. It probably won't.
If your soil was good last year, it probably will be good this
year too. Here in northern California the soil is almost 70F,
on the north side of a hill, so it is probably a propitious time
for you to plant your tomato seeds. Good luck, good health, and
WTF...is Charlie drunked er summat? Charlie seems to be missin'
sumpthin' Charlie writed?!??!! Charlie gots no wilt inna garden...wilt
be elsewherses....Charlie thinks.
Charlie, er, I am Charlie, ain't I?
Does this mean I can't even use English v. American?
(Maybe Charlie meant "seize the carp.")
Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at home.earthlink.net/~garygarlic
Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
Or carp the day, or what a carpie day it is, or carp on them;-)
This is a phrase that the fish monger in Asterix could use when
the blacksmith tell him that his fish aren't fresh. The fish
monger usually says that the previous year was an outstanding
year for fish, and then hits the blacksmith with one:-)
Don't be pedantic and critical about someone's language usage, or
intentional misuse, until you are certain that the person, with whom
you are not familiar, doesn't know what they are about. :-)
Have you been reading the other thread about my eating carp and the
resultant hilarity that is developing over carp being made into
fertilizer? CharlieCarp, to be precise.
Thus.... carpie diem....playing with words with Billy, who knows
what/who/when/where/why is what.
*Now* I am off to build fence.
:-) And seize the day we did, mon ami, indeed we did.
Not a thing wrong with some daily silliness to counter the unsilliness
of the world. Glad I was able to serve some positive function. I only
exist to serve. ;-)
Oh, BTW.....byte me Fran! ;-)
Charlie, who spent a good part of the day helping younger son set 4x4s
for privacy fence. Digging a couple dozen three foot deep holes
sounded like more than I wanted to do (manual post hole diggers are a
bitch to run).....so we went and rented one them there gas powered
gophers and made short work of tunneling. Likely prevented me from
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