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Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on November 21, 2014 at 12:41pm

This is the cabbage plants I planted the other day in my greenhouse.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 20, 2014 at 11:09pm

Bet your chickens love to eat those catapillers. Hate the white moths have them here too.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on November 20, 2014 at 1:55pm

I had cabbage root maggots & carrot flies until I planted buckwheat as a covercrop in my garden. It really does work for a couple years beyond turning it under. I have chickens now to work the soil in winter & they do a great job along with their chicken manure tea applied every 3 weeks on the leaves & stems to small transplants of the cabbage group. The plants love it & even though those white moths hover around, there was no root damage & very few green catapillers.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 20, 2014 at 12:48pm

Glad you got rain. Not so glad we did it is a slick of ice out there. Marsha got to work and Dorothy got to the dentist so I have to quit postponing going to Dorothy's to clean her house. Almost 11 AM here and it is thawing out, sun is shinning.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on November 20, 2014 at 4:17am

Glad to hear you have not been caught in that heavy snowfall. Saw it on the news, unbelievable. We have had follow up rain today, it very humid, its monsoonal rain thats come down from Qld where they had floods. Not cold at all. It will help things to grow again.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 20, 2014 at 1:43am

Glad the bugs stay out for you. Well it is warmer than first predicted and going to get up to 50 around here soon too. Woo hooo. So glad I'm not in NY.  I told Marsha a little bit ago while we were watching the news about their 6 plus ft of snow that at least my house would be more insulated in that blanket of snow.

I need to bring in some pots of herbs. Everything froze off so time to bring them in to revive them. Was thinking about it and some of that stuff was in the pots/boxes last year waiting for the move.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on November 19, 2014 at 11:21am

Every once in a while a bee or fly will get in but I haven't had any problems yet. First time I planted cabbage inside. I fertilized the dirt good before planting so hopefully they do well. When I plant them outside the cabbage worms get to them, I plant them in the spring time and I should plant them in the fall.

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 19, 2014 at 10:26am

Today supposed to be 29 day time 14 night then start to warm up a bit. May get freezing rain tonight. I HATE WINTER! Wish I had a greenhouse set up. My dream is to have a survival greenhouse built into the little hill where the trailer is now. Hope your cabbage do what you want. I'm not supposed to eat them and here they get big gray aphid so I quit growing them.Do you have any problems w/bugs in the greenhouse or does it keep them away? Same here w/trees and their leaves. Some had dropped before it turned nasty. I still have so many things in pots and boxes guess it will be a crap shoot come Spring to see what survives.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on November 19, 2014 at 10:05am

We will be getting into the 50's today for first time in a week and a half. Had to turn the heater on in the well house for 2 nights. Well all living things have died in garden and the trees still have there leaves on, we didn't have a fall here it went straight to old man winter. I have 5 cabbage plants growing in the green house, I can't wait to see how they turn out. I have a 2 x 6ft bed in there so I can do stuff like this. I left the water on in there as well and it didn't freeze but I am going to insulate the pipes under the sink. It was 60 degrees in there the other day when it was 22 outside

Comment by Vicky Myers on November 19, 2014 at 1:34am

Keeping warm enough as long as the wind isn't blowing thru. But the heater seems to run all the time since it was freezing and below. The news just told us we will get up to 49 but Sun day and up to 30s nights woooo hooo. I HATE WINTER AND It just started.

 

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