One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Garden Woes ~ Wet or End Rot

Today's dinner plans had to change.  The collard greens are all bug eaten and the squash, most of it, has wet or end rot.  I will have to research on a way to treat the collards next year, so they are not bug eaten.  As for the squash, we are treating it with a milk/water solution, and will continue to do that once a week.  If it works well, I'll be sure to post an update. 

I'm heading back out to remove all the fungus/mold pieces in an attempt to save the garden. 

Now I know what the pioneers felt like when they lost a crop to nature.  I wonder what the calcium levels were in the ground back in the 1800's?  Did they have this problem?  Our soil today lacks many vital ingredients to a healthy garden.

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