This is getting old.
Help me on this one....All spring and summer, besides the root maggots in spring, I didn't have a single issue with animals destroying the vegetables. Now, it's every day that I find something new has been either severed or chewn.
A) This is just the season that little critters go carousing for a snack.
B) Now that the garden is established, the beasties have moved in and I should expect this from now on. Spring and summer were just a grace period.
Three cauliflower and three collard plants and now these radishes have been decimated from the other corner yard. The boxes are lower than the ones in the original corner yard bu six inches. I wonder if that makes it more inviting to the squirrels that "happen by" on their way to collect the nuts that have fallen to the ground.
Kind of wondering if I should build a cage for this bed now, during the winter, in case this happens again in the spring.
I tried to treat the ants in the zipper pea bed today. They're chewing through the flowers and sucking the sap from the severed stem before they have a chance to set the fruit. Hopefully it will work.
On a good note, since I know all I seem to be doing recently is fussing about the marauding monstrosity in my back yard....perhaps it's the chupacabra, I did get a handful of Alaskan peas today. Even though I think they're drying peas, I'm going to throw them in with the pasta dish we're making tonight. It will help soothe me and make me feel accomplished again. ;)
The morning comes early
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago