Two words!!!

^%$^ing squirrels!!!

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Happy Gardening anticipating the total annihilation of the squirrel species!!!

Bugs in the Basement

The lettuce is growing fine in the basement.† The only problem is that gnats and/or white flies have found the leaves.

12-22-08_Lettuce With Bugs on Leaves

I’m going to have to figure out a non-pesticide way to get rid of them.† The little buggers really had a population explosion over this last week.

Last time I picked the lettuce I got two gallon bags full. This time I got one.

12-22-08_Lettuce Picked Today

We’ll see how long it takes until the next picking.† I gave the plants a pretty good leaf cropping.

12-22-08_Lettuce After Picking

It’s probably a good idea to start a new batch of seeds because technically these are about three or four months old already.

Tomato seeds are resilient little things.† Here’s a volunteer, and I can’t figure out where it came from because I used bagged container mix in these planters.†

12-22-08_Volunteer Tomatoe

Everybody’s talking about the weather.† We had a minus 30 wind chill yesterday and another snow storm is predicted for tomorrow.†† I REALLY DISLIKE WINTER.† I guess the only upside is we’ll have a white Christmas.

Anyway..

Happy Gardening!!!

Creative Concoction Couldn’t Chase away the Clever Creature

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As you can see, the “Me Juice” thing didn’t work (see “Secret Sauce” entry).† I just happened to be sitting in the back and heard the wind chime.† I looked out of the window and saw this invader hanging on the tomato trellis.† I ran and got the camera and was able to snap this picture while he was sitting there deciding what to do when he heard the door open.† The first thought I had was to throw something at it, but I didn’t have my stockpile of rocks.† The only thing small enough in reach were some cherry tomatoes I had picked earlier today.† I decided against it.† Didn’t seem to be a smart move to throw tomatoes at him to scare him off.† I’d just be throwing dinner at him.

Well, now what do I do?† It did rain today and I have been watering the tomato bed.† Maybe the “me-ness” in my Secret Sauce has been diluted to the point of being ineffective.† I’ll give it another try and reload, figuratively speaking, my weapon.

I hope this works.† I don’t mind sharing my veggies with people, but I don’t want to share them with pests.

Happy Gardening!!!

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