My friend, Laura, told me about a place in nearby Irvine to fetch organic soil, called Aguinaga Green. They recommended their 50/50 Humus mix. Another generous friend, Kelly, loaned us his truck, and my husband made three trips loading and unloading it. Soil is heavy.
This is my helper, Jenny. The weather has cooled down and was in the high 60s most of the day.
But the battle has begun. My first plan of attack is setting out little cups of beer–where I’ve had success luring and drowning them, be it happily. I do need a cheap source of beer; just not going to waste those two Anchor Steams in the fridge! I’m also going to line the perimeter with diatomaceous earth, which they don’t like to cross. And I will be patrolling with my flashlight as well.
Now comes the hard part: keeping it alive and thriving! I have ordered a floating row cover to shield the plants from extreme temperatures and pests. I will give you an update as soon as I harvest anything.
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