Veg is no longer organic

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Veg is no longer organic

Post: # 150155Post thesunflowergal
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:01 pm

My DH has been very kindly helping me in the garden over the last few days. He had been really helpful. He offered to water all of the veg seedlings, the fruit bushes etc and I said yes please. A couple of days later he proudly commented on how much the spinach had grown, I looked and said yes I thought it was a bit bigger. Then he told me that he had found an old tub of Miricle grow, (sorry about the spelling) and added loads to the water. :( I did not know whether to laugh or cry!! Guess my veg isn't organic now :(

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Post: # 150166Post Ellendra
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:31 pm

Oh no!!! :hugish:

If its any comfort, my dad tries to "help" by spreading weedkiller.

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Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:35 pm

I think it's a man thing - they see any kind of weed killer/fertilizer/miracle-gro, etc, as another power tool!! My DH cut the grass and threw an enormous tub of some kind of lawn feed on it to make it go greener. I promptly forgot that he had done it and let the chickens out the next day. I think they ate the whole lot! Luckily it seems to have only been a mixture of minerals and nothing chemical-y and they have come to no harm. A very expensive tub of chicken food! :lol:

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Post: # 150259Post Helsbells
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:43 am

Ah well, I wouldnt worry too much. I would probably be secretly happy about it because I hadnt directly fertiluized the plants myself, and I have bemnefited from the extra growth!!

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Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm

grubbysoles wrote:I think it's a man thing - they see any kind of weed killer/fertilizer/miracle-gro, etc, as another power tool!! My DH cut the grass and threw an enormous tub of some kind of lawn feed on it to make it go greener. I promptly forgot that he had done it and let the chickens out the next day. I think they ate the whole lot! Luckily it seems to have only been a mixture of minerals and nothing chemical-y and they have come to no harm. A very expensive tub of chicken food! :lol:
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:52 pm

tell me more about this rhubarb leaf insecticide...?

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Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:58 pm

Rhubarb leafs are high in oxalic acid, you make a tea with them in a bucket (or what have you) and spray your plants with it to kill/ repel the beasties.

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Post: # 150999Post grubbysoles
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:32 am

bodrighy wrote:Not all men are like this.
Yes, I was waiting to get my knuckles rapped for that! :lol:

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Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:06 pm

grubbysoles wrote:
bodrighy wrote:Not all men are like this.
Yes, I was waiting to get my knuckles rapped for that! :lol:

....And rightly so. I am the first to admit that men are at fault for a lot if not the vast majority of trouble in the world [ it's a gender thing] but not all of us are to blame for all things negative.

For the men out there don't be shy to use your gender.... let me explain.... If you get shouted at just say sorry, but I am a man after all... You will be surprised at how many sexist women agree with you ! If you get picked on by women just mutter that you are sorry but you have been handicapped since birth by the mere fact of your gender.... again the sexist women will agree...

If the sexist women are going to mis behave then it's a mans untold duty to uphold the reasons for their disgust.... :wink:
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Post: # 151429Post Peggy Sue
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:56 pm

Love the theory big Al :lol:
I wouldn't say my OH is a typical man (like hoovering for a start!) but he does desperately want to do teh traditional stuff- striaght lines when sewing, weedkiller, fertiliser, excessive digging to imress neighbours etc

We ahve had an ongoing big problem with bindweed invading one corner of the allotment, it strangled the raspberries there last year so I decided this year I would as a one off use Glyphosphate as it came up (ie now) for this and this purpose only, very carefully on the leaves of the bind weed only for this one year. It's my only compromise from organic so far on teh allotment. So now he's just HAS to spray the couple of dandelions on the path outside the house- they can be pulled up easily enough but now there's a power killer available :bom:

As for straight lines I just can't convince him that they will still grow OK... :lol:
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Post: # 152008Post Big Al
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm

Peggy Sue wrote:Love the theory big Al :lol:
I wouldn't say my OH is a typical man (like hoovering for a start!) but he does desperately want to do teh traditional stuff- striaght lines when sewing, weedkiller, fertiliser, excessive digging to imress neighbours etc

We ahve had an ongoing big problem with bindweed invading one corner of the allotment, it strangled the raspberries there last year so I decided this year I would as a one off use Glyphosphate as it came up (ie now) for this and this purpose only, very carefully on the leaves of the bind weed only for this one year. It's my only compromise from organic so far on teh allotment. So now he's just HAS to spray the couple of dandelions on the path outside the house- they can be pulled up easily enough but now there's a power killer available :bom:

As for straight lines I just can't convince him that they will still grow OK... :lol:
befuddle him with the grid planting method. The best things are onions or beetroot. As you should have your onions in by now use beetroot. Plant a good couple of fingers worth of beetroot seeds in a square inch of ground and see what happens.

For those who are too impatient to try this the results is that the beets all grow to full size but push each other about to get the space but all grow happily together in the end. Totally destroys the straight line theory....
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Post: # 152025Post pumpy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:06 pm

Ha! I may be a bloke, but at least i have no problem with urinating onto the compost heap...... now that's organic!!
it's either one or the other, or neither of the two.

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Post: # 152062Post Peggy Sue
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:27 am

befuddle him with the grid planting method. The best things are onions or beetroot. As you should have your onions in by now use beetroot. Plant a good couple of fingers worth of beetroot seeds in a square inch of ground and see what happens.

For those who are too impatient to try this the results is that the beets all grow to full size but push each other about to get the space but all grow happily together in the end. Totally destroys the straight line theory....[/quote]

I don't think he sees it as a theory- more a ritual!
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