My Six on Saturday this week is a roundup of garden challenges. I am now officially at war with the blackbird who thinks he reigns supreme over my vegetable garden. After several attempts to grow lettuce from seed, I finally managed to persuade some to germinate and the seedlings moved to my large lettuce pot. They were growing well and we almost had enough baby leaves for a salad. That was until I forgot to put the plastic cage over the pot. The next day I returned to find the blackbird pecking away at the soil and every baby lettuce dug up and tossed over the side of the pot.
1. Aloe Vera
I am trying to identify this mystery virus that attacks my aloe vera plants. Any ideas?
At least i now know why they were such a pale colour – I was overwatering!
I removed all infected leaves and sprayed with roseclear anti viral solution. No, I am not going to ingest the leaves.
Lichen, I am told, is meant to be good. I disagree. Any branch the lichen attaches itself to dies. It is almost a full-time job trying to remove it.
3. White mold or mealybugs?
4. Killing My Plants with Love – Overwatering
5. White Spots on Courgette Leaves
White spots on the leaves is a constant challenge to control due to the high humidity. I usually spray the leaves with milk. I am not convinced it works.
6. Gazanias Morph into Birds’ Nests!
Every summer I swear I will dig up the Gazanias as they resemble birds nests in summer and are a lot of work to maintain. But come winter and I am rewarded with so many beautiful flowers I relent. This is another job to add to this week’s To Do list
That’s the round-up for this week.
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