Update on the planting of peas.......slugs love'em. And haveing a straw covered home to live in while eating my new pea plants, well, it's a slugs idea of heaven.
According to Jeff Lawton, you are experiencing a duck deficiency!
Okay, I'm a newbie on the West Coast (Vancouver Island), and I'm struggling with exactly this mulch problem. What is the answer on the mild winter coast? I mulched with straw sheet-mulched beds in the winter a la Ruth Stout, then read Steve Solomon's slug advisory in January, and so pulled most of it off to plant my peas in March. Now I've got some nibbled peas that are surviving ok, but I'm losing water etc because I have only a scattering of mulch! Is there a magic mulch for the coast that I should know about?
Thanks! (And nice to be here)