- Dec 13, 2007
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Just to contrast our climates, beyond the differences in hemispheres : I have months and months of not mowing - is it 6 months? Maybe so but your season is now in the middle of winter. It would be like me mowing in February .It hasnt been that a cold a winter this year but the lawn still didnt grow that much, but was starting to look a little shaggy... It looks like my shallots are suffering from mildew. ... I just tried a chives tea spray
The shallots could be planted in the fall but I have always waited until very early spring. I haven't had a problem with mildew.
Is the author sure that the shallot's chive relatives is the plant for a beneficial tea? It would seem that if the fungus thrives on one that the other wouldn't inhibit it. I'm trying something like that this year: mint tea. Only, it's fermented mint. Yuck. I didn't realize that it would smell as bad as that compost tea I made many years ago.
Anyway, nothing much bothers my mint. It's probably a pretty good nitrogen source. Would it deter bugs while fertilizing the plants? I'm trying to find out. Tomorrow will be the 3rd application on the cabbage. It may have been the wrong year to try this. The aphids have not been on the broccoli much, at all - and, they have had none of the tea. Aphids have been a real problem in the past for broccoli and cabbage. The cabbage is having problems with mid-summer heat but, the plants always do. I'm not crawling around looking under every leaf but it doesn't seem that the aphids are troubling the cabbage. It actually looks as though the fertilizing value is coming through but it's difficult to know about that.