Hello all! This week, nothing interesting happened in the garden, so: Deer fence, and why aren’t the tomatoes happy?
First of all, the garden: As you can see, we have lots of baby plants: note, in particular, the watermelon. Also, there seems to be something wrong with our peas and tomatoes.
The bottom leaves are turning yellow. My dad bought a moisture sensor, and after using it, he believes that our soil is holding too much moisture and making the plants wilt. So, for now, all we water is the baby watermelons, because they’re smaller and need more water. Does anyone have any other ideas as to their problem? However, everything else is doing fine, and the cucumbers are starting to flower!
Also, we had the deer fence put up so the deer don’t come and eat our garden. They haven’t started to eat anything yet, but just to be on the safe side… A couple pictures:
It doesn’t look the best, but it’s too tall for deer to jump over. Note the two large tractor gates in the middle, and the smaller entry gate on the side.
Well, we have come to the end of this week’s rather short (for me!) post. Next week, there will probably be even more garden updates! Unless someone else has another idea. (Last week’s post was inspired by a reader.)
Nice! :) When my mom was planting a vegetable garden, rabbits, squirrels and gophers were the primary visitors. The squirrels mostly got at the flowers, though, and we found that sprinkling spicy paprika on the petals kept them away (until it rained, of course)! If I recall correctly, we tried growing tomatoes and cucumbers, but we never did watermelons.
My grandfather a”h was really into raising tomatoes – I wish I could ask him for advice for you…. :( Personally, I think that watering the tomatoes less should improve things. Good idea to get the moisture sensor!
We used to have a lot of trouble with rabbits in our garden, and my mom did basically the same thing as you did. We put a little hot pepper in a spray-bottle of water, and sprayed it on the leaves. It worked! :D
Nice! Well, I guess that means I can rest assured that I can enjoy my wacky mac outside without worrying about rabbits jumping onto my lap and taking pieces of pasta from me – I practically drench it in hot pepper sauce!
Fortunately, we haven’t had any pest problems yet, but I have seen some groundhogs lurking around the garden… If we do, spicy seems to work!
To those of you who have been waiting for my next post- I’m not sure where it went! I submitted it a week ago, and there is still no sign of it. Hopefully it will appear soon, along with this week’s…
each blog has a day that it gets posted, mine is sunday (i think)