Mandrake Pests & Aluminum Foil

Aphids are foiled!

Mercury to the rescue! I noticed that my mandrake babies were looked a little down in the mouth, and an examination revealed a massive infestation of aphids and spider mites. Yes, it’s my fault–I’ve been ignoring them.

Washing off the leaves by holding the plant upside-down in a gentle spray of […]

New setup

I ordered an 8ft, wheeled shelving unit to put in the corner of my apartment where there’s the most light. This I intended to use for plants. I finally put it together this weekend.

Bought a real nice grow-light setup too, an Agrobright 4-ft fixture with high intensity fluorescent bulbs. I just don’t like the […]

New plants & new garden

I think the best garden I ever had was in pots on a screened-in porch when I lived in South Florida. I had no access to a yard for growing, but I had a great selection of plants there–everything from henbane to calamus and more–and they were in really nice decorative clay pots of all […]