Tyler Ludens wrote:We found out that pea gravel is not good for pathways because it gets caught in shoe soles and tracked into the house. Woodchips will track also but won't damage hardwood floors. I'm gradually covering the pea gravel with thick woodchip mulch. You might put woodchip paths through the gravel and plant succulents and other plants that like good drainage in the gravel. The book The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer has examples of gorgeous plantings in pea gravel.
Hayley Stewart wrote:
Well, now it looks like those white flecks are on about half of the peas in the planter box beside it, with what appear to be black spores beneath those flecks on the underside of the leaves.
Natalie Jensen wrote:Spouse and I live in Toronto and currently grow things in our tiny apartment and on our tiny, windy balcony, lol!
We're hoping to move out of the city in the next two years.
Rebecca Crone wrote:When you mentioned the nuts it reminded me that walnuts were used by a friend of mine to mimic ground meat in a vegan reciepe. It wasn't meaty but was good so I could imagine them mixing well with meat.
Has anyone tried jackfruit? Its a popular vegan meat substitute. I've never tried but maybe it and mushrooms are food fillers.
Sionainn Cailís wrote:Thank you for the barrage of photographs! It was actually helpful for me to diagnose and correct my own problems. Some of my starts this year have similar to the damage as your first photographs, although I think mine was oedema as was suggested.
It was also only affecting two of my new varieties, but these are also the only ones in plastic pots. The rest I have in little peat pots. Water is probably not evaporating fast enough on those compared to the peat pots which dry out faster, and that issue was probably compounded by the fact I had to bring my whole setup up from our cool basement and it was then put into the back bedroom with a very warm floor and very cool air. Poor little guys. Lol. I moved them all out to the unheated garage last week and they have picked up now.
Sorry you have buggies that also developed on yours :( Hopefully the rest can be saved. If ever there was a year to have home grown tomatoes, this would definitely be at the top of the list.
Last year I used a mild spray of a bit of neem oil with a few drops of rosemary essential oil into just warmed water, and very lightly misted over my tomatoes. Worked against the aphids and they didnt come back the rest of the summer. Also worked on my squash and cucumbers against the beetles that showed up. Not sure about whitefly but good grief neem is truly vile smelling, so hey it might work.
If you do go the neem route, be stingy. Lol. It seriously stinks with this awful skunky musk. And it stays stuck to your skin so if you (accidentally) spray it onto your arms you'll have the advantage of mosquito repellant. But you'll smell just awful. Its a husband repellant too. Lol. Tried and tested.