Quarantine Garden Update

I’ve been letting things take their growing course while I water and wait. Today though, I made a manure tea for the vegetable garden, herbs, and trees…and created, and inoculated, a bed for Wine Cap Mushrooms!

Wine Cap Mushrooms Bed

  1. Sectioned off a shaded/partial sun area in the corner of my backyard.
  2. Poured cedar sawdust around the designated area
  3. Added some mulch wood chips around the edge and threw a small handful around the top of the sawdust.
  4. Cute some straw sheet and hung it over the gate to also section off and alter people to not open that gate; but the straw that fell off the sheet, I sprinkled it around and placed a heavier amount near the base of the tree.
  5. Added some Mykos to 3 different parts of the small ecosystem, and covering them up.
  6. Placed Wine Cap Mushroom mycelium in about 6 places of the ecosystem, and covered them up.
  7. Heavily watered the entire mushroom bed.

Veggies, Trees, & Lavender

Everything seems really healthy and growing well, especially the cucumber! It was just a tiny little plant when I first planted it and now it is a beautiful vine with about 34 cucumber sprouts!

Other Herbs

One of the citronella plants has taken off! It’s so big in the planter and I love it! Our lemon balm and rosemary are A-OK, too. Doing well, thriving, and spreading.

Manure Tea

I bought some Fox Farm Big Bloom Liquid Concentrate Fertilizer on Amazon and used it in the garden today. I mixed 4 tsp of the solution per gallon of water and introduced it to the soil of the cucumber vine , jalapeno plant, pecan and apricot trees, sweet corn, citronella plants, and a little, but still some on the lavender, rosemary, and lemon balm plants. Nitrogen for everyone!

“Big Bloom® contains bat guano and earthworm castings. Bat guano has been used for centuries as a fertilizer for all kinds of plants. Combined with earthworm castings they create a nutrient-rich mix that can help your plants thrive.” –Fox Farm

3 Comments Add yours

  1. carolee says:

    Don’t know where you live, but the lavender in your photo is a fringed lavender, or French lavender, and not winter hardy, nor does it have the same relaxing aromatherapy qualities that English (L. angustifolia) has. Still wants total sun and super good drainage, but I kept mine in pots to move indoors for winter. Maybe you don’t have winter temps.

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    1. Ⓥalkyrie says:

      Well most of that sucks to hear, but I will set my expectations accordingly 🙂 I am in Oklahoma so we very much have cold winters. The first one I planted was in partial sun and has been doing the best! I moved the ones that were in another area to where it is in hopes it can do better. Maybe next year I can get the smell good ones!


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