The third story in my vegetable garden series ran in Friday’s issue of The Dallas Morning News.
It’s about Carl Rupprecht. He’s got a lot of neat stuff in his garden, including an above ground irrigation system he built with PVC and half-inch soaker hose.
He also has a cucumber wall:
Some tips from Carl:
* Orange oil deters pests. He used to use Sevin Dust (toxic!), and he swears by orange oil now.
* Pay attention to watering. Easier said than done, but his irrigation setup makes it easer. Visit the story online to see a graphic illustration of what he’s done.
* Grow broccoli!!!
I have some broccoli sprouts started and am doing my best with that one.