Mulching / Pest Question
Weeding. Wrote a song about it. Wanna hear it? Goes like this... I don't like spending hours on mah knees, pulling up grass and clover and primroses and crap, oh-oh-oh... Yeah, I'm old. I remember In Living Color. Anyways. Newspaper ink is generally soy-based, isn't it? What should I be careful of if using newspaper for mulching and building a compost pile? I started sifting compost last night from the family refuse pile. I should quit gardening and go into raising earthworms! I think it's time to go fishing. Also, I have leaf miners again. I've resigned myself to just letting that run its course. However, something has been eating my poor red okra seedlings. One of my plants has large patches of.. death on the leaves. All of the good stuff has been eaten, leaving only this papery layer. What causes that? Should I expect more of it? And does milk work for powdery mildew?