Thursday, May 17, 2007

Garden is almost in

We have been busy for the last two weekends. A number of planters have been filled and set up for this growing season. The only problem we have had is the squirrels got into my daughter's Carrots and Onions. We have a neighbor that I suspect is feeding them and they are now using my pots to dig holes and deposit the peanuts into. So far I have lost four pots (2 carrots and 2 onions). Emily is quite upset that all of her work was lost, but, we can redo the planting again.

It looks like I will be doing the two things that I find discourages squirrels. The first is to dust the pots and plants with powered chili pepper (or cayenne). The second thing is to mix vaseline with a hot sauce (the hotter the better) and put a few dabs on their favourite entry points into the yard. They are both non-toxic, but, effective for 1-2 weeks. This weekend we plan to finish off the planting and I will be drawing up the layouts and pictures of the start of the year.

So far:
  • Cherry Tomato (lost that battle with my wife and daughter)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Geraniums