Chris Dec, My Garden (9547)
Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Organic, Rural
Soil types: Loamy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid
Light: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)My garden is in the United States, California... so the size is in feet, not metres
Chris Dec's garden plan
There is not a published plan for this garden yet.
Plants in Chris Dec's garden
Plants Chris Dec wants
There are no plants in the wish list for this garden.
My gardening is both indoors and outside: I have a collection of mini succulents in dish gardens and have become excited about finding new forms of pink colored hens and chicks, zebra striped semper virens, and unusual clay dishes and low pots. I love the unusual.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
I am finally putting in the vegetable garden I want, with very high raised beds, worm castings from my worm bin. I have actively been involved with plant and seed exchange, and the most exciting thing there is the addition of the Tree Collard, a perennial tree with blue cabbage-like leaves.
Biggest gardening frustrations
Some invisible critter eating my snow pea leaves and kale seedlings. It has resisted insect sprays, garlic, cayenne, soap solution, diatomaceous earth... there is no slug or snail slime trail, no paw prints (like mice or rats) no visible flying or crawling when I search in the night with a flashlight. Voracious eater. No droppings. First pea planting was a bust... although roots are strong and vital. Just no leaves or stems left.
The gardening project I am currently working on
Two raised beds, 4 feet x 8 feet each. I am brush sealing with a solution to prevent wood from rotting, which I got from U.S. Ag Dept. Turpentine, linseed oil and touch of melted paraffin. Lining bottom with small gauge chicken wire to keep gophers out.
Chris Dec's forum posts
Re: Re: Is this brown scale?
Mon. 21st May 2012 17:04
Is this brown scale?
Sun. 15th April 2012 09:44