I’ve been gardening for a few years now and compared to other people I still…
Gardening with Friends is quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of gardening. It’s really allowing me an opportunity to see what people are doing in their garden as well as learn some more tips about gardening to use myself.
I don’t really go into the episodes with a theme or subject matter in mind but I can tell you the theme kind of shows itself as the interview is going.
Gardening isn’t all “fun and games.” It would be wonderful to garden and not have any issues at all but the truth is that’s not really reality. Sometimes (read: a lot of times) you have to deal with more than just fertilizing, you can have bugs. Of course there are bugs- bugs are outside.
But garden pests are DIFFERENT. Garden pests can wipe out your entire harvest in just a few days if you don’t stay on top of them. One of the things I’ve spoken about and maybe not in detail is that I’ve learned that Neem Oil is not only a treatment but it can also be used as prevention. You can liberally spray neem oil on the roots and leaves of your garden. It’s not a pesticide and does NOT affect bees (that’s the best part).
This week on gardening with friends we chatted with Sheila. She (and her girls) have been gardening for a few years and this year along with some lessons in container gardening, Sheila learned all about the tomato hornworm and the damage it can do. I’m so thankful that we were able to see this in real time and hopefully this can be something that you can learn about (and prevent) in your own garden. We also chatted with her daughters. Some pre-teens that have tried that hand in her garden are are doing pretty well.
Check out this video below. Comment below what you may have learned about gardening from this epsiode!