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streaked seedlings - Go organic

  • To: <nise@onelist.com>
  • Subject: streaked seedlings - Go organic
  • From: "Daniel Nelson" <sussextreeinc@ce.net>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 00:54:20 -0500
  • References: <> <>

Grow hostas the organic way?

You can bet your sweet bippy it's possible. Alex Summers, the founder of
the AHS, has always grown his hostas without the use of pesticides or
chemical fertilizers.

The best fertilizer in the hosta garden is not chemical or organic.

The best fertilizer in the hosta garden are the footsteps of the hosta
                      (Chinese proverb paraphrased)

I have seen great hostas grown by people of both philosophies. The
hostas don't seem to care what's going on in the head of their tenders.

Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7

----- Original Message -----
From: Arnhild Bleie <abbl@online.no>
To: <nise@onelist.com>; <nise@onelist.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 12:56 AM
Subject: RE: [nise] streaked seedlings - Go organic

From: Arnhild Bleie <abbl@online.no>

Morning Iril - early up for this firework - there were none! Did you see
anything? And .. :( ... I'va had my first bittelille frostnight:   -0.1

Good that YOU of all support me in the organic way about the hostas!
Happy, happy, happy!! So you even don't use the different stuff in the
first growingmedium? Or maybe they are legal to organic ways? Well I am
fanatic, but IF it is possible without syntetic pesticides and ditto
hormones I would like to try.
So if we do succed we may convince all the "sourdoughs" (you know this
experiends to the far north: Alaska an Yukon - its a postive word!)over
there that it is possible?? They will say: "Look to Norway" ??? ;)
Sometime "sourdoughs " needs beginners that stops and say "hey -
listen -
can't we ....?"   It sure is good to have all good information from all
that have worked with hostas for a long time, but you know .. and I am
concernd about damp-off on the new seedlings - if they rotten .. but
can be a weakness for that cross or variety , so

And Iril - there's a lot a good easy organic ways the get rid of yous
aphids. What pseticide do you make? and do you know: you havr to use it
rahter often in the biginning, it won't take the eggs you know, so you
spay with few days interval. The birds take large insect like
and so.  But what you need is ladybugs and netwings (marihøner og
nettving=gullauge) - and if you get them into your garden you need some
winterhome for them - I can tell you later - suppose this is OT stuff
this list?


>From: "Iril Kolle" <iril@iril.no>

>Way to go (organic I mean) - I raise all my plants/crops organically,
>some companion planting in the garden as well - garlic among the roses
>so forth, and if everything else fails, I make my own harmless
>for the green buggers that loves my roses so much. Heaven knows what
all the
>birds are doing in my garden, but they ain't busy eating all the
>that's for sure!

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