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--Testimonials--Garden Improvements & Less pests--
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--Testimonials--Garden Improvements & Less pests--


Just wanted to let you guys know about some improvements I have had in the
garden after using some of moreless' ideas.

I have taken over a small vegetable/herb garden. It is mainly planted with
perennial herbs with some space for annual hearbs, salad crops and the likes.
When I got here the garden looked ok but every time I planted seedlings or sowed
seeds the new plants were immediately devoured by snails and slugs. In an
attempt to rectify this problem I have been trying to improve the soil so the
plants may be healthier and not so appealing to the pests. Firstly I sprinkled
rock dust all over and dug it in, then watered with a solution of molasses, fish
emulsion, a pinch of sea salt and a little epsom, finishing off with a thick
layer of mulch. I have been alternatively watering with diluted sea water and
the molasses solution once a week and applied a little more rock dust. [I really
didn't know how much of anything to put on so I have been doing a little at a
time and building up slowly]. I have planted new seedlings and my sewn seeds are
are all flourishing with barely a snail in sight. I don't have a refractometer
with me so I haven't been able to test the brix level but I'm sure it has risen.


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