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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Randall, you are not alone. I went through those feelings a week or so ago. Seems the things that failed to thrive looked even worse and everything else just dried and hot. I too was wondering what had happened to all my enthusiasm of a few short months ago. I've decided to convert my little space to growing herbs and salvia as they are the things that have survived in a happy manner. Cool weather is coming and bringing rain! :)
It's very difficult to scrape your motivation together in such bad weather, Randall. I'd better post some rainclouds to you..
My garden just sits there, withering up in the heat and bone dry soil. Hand watering helps, but it's not the same as good ol' natural rainwater. In the spring, one can't help but be eager to get started. Now, it's the opposite. It all looks so ugly. I'm ashamed.
Kathy, chickens love weed seeds?! At last, a way to digest weed seeds.
I understand what you mean about grandchildren. My granddaughter is a controlling sergeant and I remind her that life is too short to attempt to control others.
Kathy, thanks for the information about cooked foods. I will remember that!
Great idea, Barbara, I will give it a try. I am one of those who attracts deer onto the property and attempt to keep them out of garden space. The deer did a thorough job of eating all the leaves of the kohlrabi and didn't touch the vegetable itself. We dined enthusiastically on the kohls and so did the deer.
We have a deer feeding station set up at the far southern end of the cleared ground where we toss old or spoiled apples and we have seven-foot wire cages around the trees at the northern edge of the property.
Our dogs are trained not to chase the deer and we plan to fence the vegetable garden raised beds next summer. I am growing winter vegetables in the greenhouse and the first sprouts begin to show green. At least the seeds are fertile.
Daniel, and others with deer problems ... I am a member of a regional group, All Things Plant. I recently read this solution to deer eating garden plants. I have no idea if it really works, just thought I would post.
> "My hairdresser saves hair every week in a garbage bag for me. I go to the dollar store and find the strongest smelling "perfume" and spray that hair with it, letting it soak in. I give it a shake every so often. Sprinkle it in and around the plants in the beds. I haven't had any problems with it bothering the plants, and the deer don't like the smell. Maybe this will also work for someone else."
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