Critter Control – Vegetable Gardening
In my earlier post, I mentioned how I was growing some organic vegetables.
Unfortunately, I'm having trouble keeping the deer away. They are eating the young plants. The zucchini is doing well, though. For some reason, the deer don't find zucchini too appealing. :-)
I am really starting to sympathize with farmers who deal with pests on an everyday basis.
A friend of mine told me that placing human hair around the plants should keep the deer away. So, it looks like I will be buying deer netting or putting uncolored (non-chemically treated) hair around the plants. I'm going to try the hair trick first. If that doesn't work, then I guess I won't have home-grown vegetables this year.
In other news – I've been dealing with some spammers (RSS/Feedburner, and of course the usual blog comment spam, most of which Akismet catches). So, if you see anything odd coming from this blog, now you know why. It seems spam is becoming more of a problem online.
Local Produce – I've been eating some great produce from the CSA that I belong to. Last week, I received some excellent (but very small!) watermelons. I've included a photo below. These are the some of the smallest watermelons I have seen (they tasted great, though).