While we were gone our garden started to take off…sort of. Our Patty Pan Squash sprouted and started to spread and so did the corn. Of course, they didn’t get far since the weather while we were gone was awful and cold. We did manage to get radishes and arugula but unfortunately the snails got to them first.
So the big question is how do I get rid of snails without poisoning the food? I read I need actually catch them by putting out dog food or grapefruit peels. Another site I found told me to sprinkle salt in my garden regularly. Something tells me that would disturb the PH of the soil (whatever that means). So, any suggestions out there? How can I keep these slimy buggers of of the garden?
We did manage to find areas untouched by the snails and Micah said the arugula was really good and peppery. That’s a minor victory right?
Our big gardening to do is filling the slope with plants. Currently it looks like this:
and we’d love it to look more like this:
OK, maybe not as busy. This is a slope garden about 2 block from us. We walk by the house all the time and we rarely see anyone tending to it. It seems like the owners have chosen to plant low maintenance shrubs and flowers that are colorful. That’s what we want. The slope is tricky and I wouldn’t want to spend too much time on it. Were thinking of planting some rosemary plants we got at our house warming, some daisies Momager gave us, and a few varieties of lavender. I’d love some colorful plants that are perennials. Seattle is in zone 7, which limits our selections.
Right now I’m really loving Columbines. They come in a bunch of colors and should work for our climate. I' mean look at these colors!
I work from home on Wednesdays so I’m hoping to get into the garden and start planting what we have during time I’d usually spent commuting. We’re suppose to get some good weather this weekend, so maybe more gardening will happen then too. Any suggestions for other flowers shrubs that are low maintenance, perennials and good for zone 7?