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Michelle MCNEILL

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Hello y'all :) I'm Michelle and I currently reside in north Alabama ( and I also suck at introductions!).
I absolutely love gardening and try to do one every year. For several years it's been container gardening on apartment patios but this year I've been lucky enough to have a house with plenty of gardening area. I'm using raised beds made out of wood planks since I did not have the time to work the clay soil of the south (ugh).
Even though I've gardened for many years I still consider myself a newbie because I usually just pot, throw in fertilizer and water/love and let the plants do their thing.
I have never used pesticides and usually go through the plants daily to ditch bugs, but this year I planted way to much and will need to find a new solution.
I absolutely love trying new pants and would love to find people to trade seeds with!
The plant loves of my life are basil because I love all the different varieties and passion flowers
 

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Hello y'all :) I'm Michelle and I currently reside in north Alabama ( and I also suck at introductions!).
I absolutely love gardening and try to do one every year. For several years it's been container gardening on apartment patios but this year I've been lucky enough to have a house with plenty of gardening area. I'm using raised beds made out of wood planks since I did not have the time to work the clay soil of the south (ugh).
Even though I've gardened for many years I still consider myself a newbie because I usually just pot, throw in fertilizer and water/love and let the plants do their thing.
I have never used pesticides and usually go through the plants daily to ditch bugs, but this year I planted way to much and will need to find a new solution.
I absolutely love trying new pants and would love to find people to trade seeds with!
The plant loves of my life are basil because I love all the different varieties and passion flowers

welcome to the forums. :)

i don't find many bugs worth poisoning or persecuting. i hand pick Japanese Beetles off the beans and tomato worms off the tomatoes and that is about it so far. i can accept a little damage here or there so it's ok if a strawberry gets nibbled and the squash plants we grow mostly survive some vine borer damage.

if you can pick different plants you can often find those that the bugs don't target as heavily.
 

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I absolutely CANNOT handle a tomato hornworm....(shudder) For a gal that can slaughter hogs, chickens and dig manure, getting grossed out by a tomato hornworm is more than a little incongruous. :idunno I pick them up with a stick and toss to the chickens.

Welcome to the forum, as you can see, we do get side tracked. High jacking threads is a rather common occurrence and leads to some interesting discussions.:lol: Glad to have you here. My husband is from Killen, Alabama, just outside of Florence. He's been in Texas long enough to be a Texan now, LOL.

North Alabama is pretty country.
 

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