Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Soil and Composting: Composting in place?

Communities > Forums > Soil and Composting
bookmark
Forum: Soil and CompostingReplies: 1, Views: 36
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
jomoncon
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2013
8:49 AM

Post #9668926

I have 2 beds that have field peas tight now. The peas are about at the end of their production. I'm planning on planting bulb onions in these beds come January. I thought I might just cut the peas down & pull up the plants & let it lie there for the next several months until it's time to plant the onion seedlings.

But now, I'm starting to worry about leaving the vegetation in the beds since it might be an overwintering area for bugs, especially stink & leaf-footed bugs. I'm starting to see a few stink bug adults on plants & they're probably looking forward to mating & laying eggs.

Should I let the pie debris just stay in the beds, or clean them up & put them in the compost bins?
Jo-Ann

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2013
5:48 PM

Post #9669402

I don't really know about how to prevent bugs.

Would it help to turn the pea plants under the soil? If the bugs don't burrow, that might keep the plants away from them.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Soil and Composting Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Clay poppysue 16 Oct 21, 2013 3:56 PM
Free compost, myth or truth JaiMarye 14 Oct 27, 2010 6:58 AM
Who Bakes Dirt 76summerwind 29 Apr 4, 2008 6:22 PM
sterilizing options tiG 22 Mar 29, 2008 7:47 PM
Soil & Fertilizer: Compost Tea SoCal 119 Mar 5, 2008 11:18 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America