I’ve had my first positive insect experience this summer.
Anyone in Sydney can tell you, it’s been a very wet summer, which has had it’s downfall for the veggies – most of our zucchini got mildew.
I attempted to fix this by making a milk spray, but it obviously wasn’t strong enough as it didn’t work.
However instead it attracted a whole heap of mildew eating ladybeetles!
We also had a lot of other insects. The snails went nuts with our cabbages, and in an even more strange twist they were also all over the tansy! I thought tansy was supposed to ward off insects!!!
The veggie beds have been going strong, lots of zucchinis and tomatoes.
Over the northern hemisphere summer I saw a lot of posts about growing tomatoes upside down. Now we are coming into spring I thought I’d give it a go…
My tomato seedlings are about 2cm high at the moment, and I have replanted them out of the seed germinating trays into little tubs to help them grow better. So I guess I can try this in a month or two. I have two planters I can use, since my rocket is bolting. I was also thinking of using milk / PET bottles.
The Upsides and Downsides of Upside Down Tomatoes
AND There are HEAPS of tutorials on instructables.com:
how to plant hanging upsidedown tomatoes
Go Green Hanging upsideown planters
Matt’s Original Inverted Planter a.k.a IPlanter.
Upside-Down Hanging Earth Box!
How to build an attractive, space saving upside down planter.
Slow soaking hanging soda bottle planter