|Garden 3 - Sweet Millions Cherry Tomatoes (the bomb),|
squash, green beans, carrots, onions and check out
my pineapple growing in the pot. It is just a pineapple
top from the store stuck in the dirt!
As you can see, our gardens are doing well this Spring. They have had a slow start with the extended cold we experienced in our area this year. I wasn't complaining, but the cucumbers sure were. They hated it. Not to mention I had to plant and replant my cantaloupe and watermelon as our "night creature" enjoyed digging up the seeds which had been planted and covered with a heavy upside down pot. He dug right under the pot. I thought I was going to lose my mind. He also loved to chew the seedlings right up. Really? He stripped the leaves from my pepper plants and green bean plants. I lost more plants that I want to remember. Argggg!
I got my water scarecrow in and after a while now, the "night creature" seems to be getting the picture that my yard is not a free buffet. Things are not being dug up or eaten. I hesitate to speak too soon, but it appears to be working. It is a behavior modification tool, which means it may take a while to work. I've taken every measure to protect my garden seedlings and plants. It is paying off! I've actually harvested some green beans, a cucumber and cherry tomatoes! Battling with the "night creature" has been so aggravating. We have never had issues with four-legged pests before. Normally, we just battle the bugs which itself is a fight. (P.S. - excuse the awful pictures. My faithful camera has died and my cell phone camera isn't that great. Couple that with my bad camera skills and you get this. Sorry.)
|Cucumbers are finally taking off!|
|There is nothing more delicious than fresh sweet peas|
right out of the garden!
|My fennel plant has gone crazy and taken over the bed. Look at the flower|
stalk it has put up. Nuts! I don't even eat fennel. I
just grow it for the butterflies. The Black Swallowtail
likes to put its eggs on it and the larvae love the greens.
|Finally! A delicious Haricot Vert bean! My poor|
plants are just recovering from losing most of their
leaves to the "night creature"