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by eeksypeeksy
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin slime
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Wombat wrote:In either case the remedy is fire, and lots of it!


We plan on gutting it, cutting an ugly face in it, roasting its seeds (so it can't have demon spawn, of course), and putting a burning candle in it for a few days. I hope the candle does the trick. It's only a little evil pumpkin.
by eeksypeeksy
Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin slime
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

You may be right. The drops have cleared up and the pumpkin is still firm. Thanks.
by eeksypeeksy
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: small, dark caterpillars
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

What is a march fly, anyway? Sorry I forgot to answer this before. Wee harmless fliers about the size and build of a mosquito, with hinged legs hanging down twice the length of their bodies. On a warm afternoon, they would fly in a small cloud hanging in one place under a tree. Mating, I suppose. T...
by eeksypeeksy
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin slime
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

It can't be slugs trails. This stuff is like clear drops oozing from (not being deposited on) the pumpkin.
by eeksypeeksy
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin slime
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

pumpkin slime

We planted pumpkins too late, have just one little pumpkin coming along (about the size of a tea pot), and now beads of clear, cold, wet slime are forming on it. What is it? Is the pumpkin haunted?
by eeksypeeksy
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cat food
Replies: 29
Views: 7647

One of our cats likes veggies: tomatoes, cucumbers, kohlrabi, mushrooms, and pickled olives are his favorites. The other cat, on the same standard cat food diet (canned and crunchy), won't look at greens except for grass, which she likes to nibble.
by eeksypeeksy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: small, dark caterpillars
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

larvae!

I sent the picture to the biggest butterfly expert at Copernicus University and he very kindly had a look. It turns out they aren't little caterpillars, as I had daftly presumed, but the spiny little larvae of March flies (Bibionidae family). Or they were the larvae of March flies. They vanished whi...
by eeksypeeksy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: small, dark caterpillars
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

I'm wondering now if they fell out of the large tree that is just over the fence, maybe because some hungry bird opened up a cocoon. I just don't want to squash them indiscriminately. For example, we get lovely peacock butterflies in the garden that I wouldn't want to wipe out. I don't think these b...
by eeksypeeksy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cat food
Replies: 29
Views: 7647

I always think catfoods should be more, authentic- I mean the chances of my mog bringing down a tuna is somewhat small. Maybe you should think on the lines of squirrel, rat and blackbird flavours-you could corner the market and rid some vermin (esp rats) at the same time... Kind thoughts Deb That's...
by eeksypeeksy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: small, dark caterpillars
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

picture

Does this link work? Someone took a picture for me.
by eeksypeeksy
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: small, dark caterpillars
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

small, dark caterpillars

I wish I had a camera, but I'll just have to describe them. This morning on the ground (bare dirt, not on a plant, but under a tree) in the garden, I found what must be a few hundred small, dark caterpillars wiggling together. Not quite black, maybe a very dark, dull brown with a relatively reddish ...
by eeksypeeksy
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing against adversity competition
Replies: 54
Views: 26658

We've just planted our first ever tomatoes two weeks or so ago. (Next year, we'll start on time.) They have sprouted and are maybe an inch tall now. Most of them are in boxes that we'll grow outdoors as long as we dare, then take inside to put on the window ledge. We also put some directly in the gr...
by eeksypeeksy
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing against adversity competition
Replies: 54
Views: 26658

My whole garden's gone to pot.
by eeksypeeksy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What should I plant now (end of July)?
Replies: 14
Views: 4099

Millymollymandy wrote:It's just the general term for the cabbage family, of which radish is a part of!


Ah. Two kinds of radishes just went in a couple of days ago. Thanks.
by eeksypeeksy
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What should I plant now (end of July)?
Replies: 14
Views: 4099

I'd plant beet root, and brassicas, salad greens and herbs. We've just done that, minus the brassicas, because I don't even know what the hell a brassica is. *google google* "Brassica - Cold hardy plants such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts" Right, they're next, ...

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