Re: CULT: Leaf Spot-Boron Deficiency?
In 'Lilies of the World' it is suggested that soot be added when you are
making manure tea and again:-
Quoted "Soot (which has stood 2 or 3 months under cover) can be applied
at 4oz. per square yard. It should be mixed liberally with he spent
manure and leaf-mould that is used as a summer mulch; ......liquid
Cheers Ginny in Victoria BC
> In the apocrypha of iris literature there is a strong belief, (myth?) that
> iris grown in urban areas where coal smoke is at high levels are usually
> completely free of leaf spot. (could they be referencing 'auld reeky'?)
> Interesting. I have noticed that some local gardens deep in a steel city here
> are ALSO not only devoid of leaf spot, but also have far less soft rot. I
> have always maintained that some kind of fallout from the coke ovens is
> responsible - and I'm only half-kidding.
> Kathy Guest
> E. Aurora, NY