To keep critters away from your veggie/flower garden, use the hard clumping litter... once kitty has tinkled... place the hardened clump around the outer perimeter of your garden. You only have to put out a few... you don't want to fill your entire garden.. this would not be good. We have heard someone using this and they say it works!
Rain prevented me from working around in my yard and garden.. however.. on Memorial Day, I worked hard getting weeds away from bushes and flower beds... next I really need to work on a small area in front of our home... I want to buy some flowers to make it look nice... I'll post some pics of what that area looked like last summer.
Well thats all I have for now... I have been busy with my job, working with kids has its difficult times... today was one of those days. Mostly, I find my work rewarding.
I had always wanted my garden extended, but hubby never wanted to do the digging needed. (I couldn't really blame him I guess.) So, I never gave it another thought.
Hubby announced, "I think we are going to need more garden space!" He continued, In light of the recent prices in gas, it would be to our advantage to grow more veggies, what do you think? I'll need at least 4 feet! Then by the time I got home from work, there the garden was....all ready for planting. weeheee!
So we added 1 cucumber plant... we use a large tomato cage to let the cucumber plant vine upwards.. it actually works!, allowing more space to plant more things like herbs or more veggies. Then last evening, hubby gives me seeds for Chives, Garlic... (I hadn't heard of this variety before) the package reads; Use as flavoring for potatoes, mushrooms, soups and stews, where its flavor, midway between that of chives and garlic, imparts tangy zest. Perennial, zones 3-9. Sound good to me, I love onions.. and he gave me seeds for Vidalia Onions. Excellent! I can't wait.
And I will be planting more beans. We had rain yesterday, I was working. Only 3 days left next week.... I'm looking forward to summer break.
I have lots to get done around the house today, so I can at least enjoy the "rest" of the weekend. ;O)
I spent a good part of the day getting my garden up and growing.. around the outter edges are purple petunias, I've read that petunias will keep some pests away... so I look forward to seeing what happens. Then I planted 2 tomato plants (early girls), a row of lettuce, row of baby spinach, 2 rows of stringless beans, 1 green bell pepper. Then in the corner, I put in a catnip plant... I read where catnip repels flea beetles, aphids, Japanese beetles, squash bugs, ants and weevils. We'll see if it really repels Japanese beetles!!
I left one area to plant my Basil. My garden is 10' x 8'. I'll be planting some Dill too, but in another area of my yard. I love to cook with dill.
Okay... my hands are tired from all the weed pullin' and digging... so good nite.
In our garage, there's a little tiny space for my planting things, just the other day, I found envelopes containing old 4-O-Clock seeds... my neighbor that lived across the street, had given them to me...I always meant to plant them... but never did. That was probably around 2001. Would anyone know if these seeds would grow...errr...what?? Should I give it a try?? Let me know what you think. :O)
Thank you all for your generous comments. Thinking the old seeds wouldn't sprout, I bought some new seeds yesterday. I bet I'll have them coming out my ears! I remember when I was a kid, we used to play with the seeds too! LOL My mother did not approve. Ah well...
I think I will give it a try anyway... I'll post pics too...if anything should happen.
Hi, my name is Mary, aka Flower-Power. I'm not sure what zone I'm in, however, I do know I'm in the "planting zone". As of now, I've just started getting flowers for hanging baskets, and in the process of transplanting some other overgrown plants like daylilies. I've got a hosta thats buried in daylilies!
Anyway... I guess I garden for the pleasure, and I enjoy photographing what I've planted. I like to "mouse-draw" photos of birds, flowers, and whatever else comes to mind... I then turn these pics into greeting cards. Its a lot of fun.
My occupation is... I'm a teacher/director. My husband is retired Air Force. He's been to a lot more places, than I, together we have been to North Carolina, Japan, Arkansas. This August, we will celebrate 24 years of marriage.
I'm looking forward to getting to know more of you... :O)