TangoFlowers's Vertical Ant-Infested garden
Garden Type: Backyard | Sun: Partial Sun | Soil: None | Established: 2011 ARCHIVED
A newly engineered vertical garden mainly intended to produce lettuce and other edible greens for salads and garnishes.
Dearest sweetie built it 4 me after inspiration from viewing other
vert gardens online- including one by Halhurst. Thanks, Halhurst and DH!
This vert garden is a special gift of love from hubbs to me.
Supposed 2 have been a ‘pest free’ garden where I could relax.
Ideally, it would prevent plants being ruined by pests like slugs, snails, earwigs, ants, nematodes, soil diseases, etc.
June 13- Seemed 2b working gr8 .
Update June 28- Not working so well anymore. Invaded by tropical ants which are spreading diseases. And eating some plants. The little demons are resistant to diatomaceous earth, sticky traps, and mint oil. :(
Sample history of 1 lettuce plant and 1 kale plant, both grown in this garden-
Update June 15- Under attack by birds who want to eat the tender new leaves!
So much 4 pest free garden.
Sigh. Might have to put up bird netting.
Bird netting applied, June 16.
Under Attack by Ants, June 23, they somehow found a way around the Diatomaceous Earth, and the sticky trap! And ignored the mint oil, too.
These (cussword) tropical ants get into everything I grow!
They then either eat it, farm aphids on it, or farm bad fungi on it- such as mildews.
lettuce and kale Died of ant attack, June 28. Examination showed munched up roots, and mildewed foliage :(
Transplanted some Chard and Beets into this garden, where the lettuce and kale used to be. Ants ignore these plants when grown in the ground. Maybe they will also ignore them in the vertical garden?
Archived Aug.8 (Disassembled due to ant invasion, and upcoming move to a new place!)
Containing 0 plants, TangoFlowers's Vertical Ant-Infested garden is an outdoor garden located in San Diego, United States.This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 11. It has mainly None soil and receives Partial Sun light.
Chard, Pink ARCHIVED
Transplanted on 01 Jul 11 Transplanted from Survivor seeds garden to this...
Garnish Greens, red veined perennial ARCHIVED
Transplanted on 04 Jun 11 Primarily used as a pretty garnish in soup or s...
Beet greens- in Vertical Garden! ARCHIVED
Sown on 21 May 11 red stemmed things with green seed leaves, some...