Needless to say having been as dry as a bone up to the time of the launch on 3rd June it then proceeded to rain quite satisfactorily. Too satisfactorily some might say with the result that I spent a fair amount of time the week before last bobbing about on a windsurfer sawing strategic bits off the outlet pipes. I don’t look my best in neoprene.
This month the earthbox has shot to fame. So far we’ve sold about 8 which is about what we’ve sold in the whole previous history of the company. The earthbox is a revolutionary self watering patio planter which will enable people with limited space to grow tomatoes and other salad crops on balconies, roofs or patios.
News of 2 new predators for Red Spider Mite, the predatory gall midge, Feltiella and californicus.
Despite the snow here, the couriers have been doing us proud and we have been shipping to most places mostly ok.
However we’ve decided that we can’t commit to delivering before Christmas for orders placed after Monday – so that’s the last day – 21st December aka the Winter Solstice.
According to the Gardener’s world team this is a good time to be making hardwood cuttings. In general you’re better off working with the tides of nature – soft fruit and soft cuttings are often best done in the spring when the plants are really into growth. However some plants go well at this time of year.
In the middle of all this is a bed of Caliente Mustard. It’s one of those plants that secretes stuff from its roots that the bad guys in the soil don’t like – it’s kind of green manure with attitude. I’ve taken the liberty of photographing the notice so you can be fully informed.