My three sisters garden is coming along. The corn is doing well, the
beans have been eaten by insects, and I have a few melon and squash
plants. I've started to spray the garden with a mixture of Ivory Liquid
and corn oil, we'll see if that helps.
Here is a link to pictures of the garden,
I can't say for sure. I don't see any snails but that doesn't mean that
they aren't the cause, I know I have snails in the backyard because in
the days when I had an outdoor cat I would find snails on his water dish.
I'll run down to Agway and see if they have any iron phosphate, thanks
for the suggestion.
Don't you have to protect your blueberries from the critters, too?
This is the first year in a long time that *we* have actually enjoyed
our blueberries rather than provide them to the local fauna food
We built a full enclosure around and over the bushes. Just angle iron
and netting. Worked like a charm, although I have to say that we get
birds, groundhogs, squirrels, raccoons, etc, and no deer in the
backyard (back is fenced well), although a similar structure around
the tulip beds up front did keep the deer from eating them.
We do get bears around here, though, and I assume none were attracted
to the berries, as the enclosure would never have deterred bears.
Something ate all the melon plants this weekend and started nibbling
on a few of the tomato plants, too. Even the groundhogs avoid the
tomato plants. I need to set up a camera...or a shotgun, maybe.
the berries, as the enclosure would never have deterred bears.
I've been using coyote and fox urine this year. I usually have a
groundhog problem but I haven't seen any since I started using the urine.
This isn't proof that it works, it's possible that the groundhog was
eaten by an actual coyote, they have become much more plentiful in recent
I hope your solution is working. My groundhogs only show up when there
is enough in the garden to make their foraging worthwhile. They are
similar to the story that used to be told about raccoons and crops.
Q:.When is corn ready to pick?
A: One day before the raccoons think it is.
On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:44:58 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My dog is the size of a mop and way too small to frighten off
I enjoy the wildlife, but I am the first garden next to a large wooded
area and the critters use it as an all-you-can-eat truck stop in
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