Saturday, August 20, 2011

Things to remember...

  • Grow lemon grass, mums and marigolds around and in the pumpkins for insect control
  • Mix sand in carrot patch 16"+ deep, plant all at once
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers + 1 onion + 1tbps paprika + 1tbps cayenne pepper = squirrel repellent = save the pumpkins and sunflowers
  • Grow ingredients for squirrel repellent
  • Need more watermelons in soil
  • Need border and watering system

Monday, August 15, 2011

Signs of life!

Signs of life!

Lots of Tomatoes!
Chili Peppers! Pepperchinis

We've also had some intruders in the garden! Squirrels have been attacking some of the pumpkins!
The mutant got eaten, along with a couple more, but I've repositioned the scarecrows and I'm starting to use a hot pepper spray to keep them away!
We've also got two squash bug infestations that I've been fighting! No damage to the pumpkins, but sucking the water out of the leaves and killing them!
Luckily, the pumpkins are taking over this year so they're growing new leaves faster than they're losing them and we've got new pumpkings starting all the time!