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Raised Vegetable Garden – Critters

Raised Vegetable Garden – Critters

| June 22, 2016

My last post showed how I put together the raised bed vegetable garden. This post will talk about how I’m attempting to keep critters out of the garden and what I did with the spaces between the garden beds. Keeping Critters out of the Garden I want to start off by saying that if a […]

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Something I learned about Bokashi Soil

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nutrient-rich bokashi soil retains more moisture than “regular” soil. Regular is in quotes because there is nothing regular about regular soil. Soil is supposed to be nutrient rich, but we’ve become so accustomed to the stripped down version, which requires synthetic fertilizing, so that anything different is considered an anomaly. Container Garden Last year when […]

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Make Shift Bird Deterrents

Make Shift Bird Deterrents

| May 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

We’ve been having problems with birds building nests under our back porch. I don’t mind the birds so much but our garage is under the porch and our cars are constantly bombed with bird poop. Our cars looked like they spent the night in an aviary. Stop the Nest Building So the battle began. I […]

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Caterpillars in My Container Garden

Caterpillars in My Container Garden

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every morning I check my garden to make sure things are moving along swimmingly and that squirrels haven’t been snacking on my tomatoes. In one of my mesclun mix pots I noticed a portion of the growth was stunted. My initial thought was it was getting too much sun, but further investigation told me sun […]

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Homemade Bug Repellent

Homemade Bug Repellent

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer is my favorite time of year, but it brings out my least favorite nuisance, bugs. Mosquitoes, ants and spiders are at the top of my nuisance list. I’m well aware of the benefits of having spiders around, but I’ve yet to find a good reason to live side by side with the brown reclusive […]

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Squirrels Be Gone?

Squirrels Be Gone?

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am absolutely amazed at this simple remedy for squirrels in my flower box. Quite some time ago I wrote about how squirrels were destroying my flower box . I have been unable to stop them from ravaging the dirt and tossing it around the deck. Pre-Planting Discovery I have two flower boxes that are […]

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Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

| July 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Over the 4th of July weekend we spent quite a bit of time outdoors at night. I don’t need to mention what happens outside at night in the summer. If you go out without protection, you are eaten alive. I don’t care how close you sit next to the citronella torches and candles, you still […]

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Consumer World- A Great Consumer’s Resource

| March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you have not done so already, I strongly suggest that you take a look at the Consumer World website.  In addition to looking through the website, you should sign up for their newsletter. Consumer World has a fountain of information that everyone who buys anything should be aware of.  As a result of a […]

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Natural Deer Repellent

Natural Deer Repellent

| June 28, 2008 | 12 Comments

I love nature just as much as the next person but there are a few things that really work my nerves. The insatiable hosta munching deer is one of them, second only to flower box and yard destroying squirrel. Hair to Repel Deer There are several ways to deter deer from eating your plants (they […]

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Squirrel-B-Gone: No More Flowerbeds for You!

Squirrel-B-Gone: No More Flowerbeds for You!

| June 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

It looks like pepper works. In my last post I ranted a bit about squirrels reeking havoc with my plants so I peppered them (the plants, not the squirrels). This morning, I was hard at work on my laptop and I happened to look up and I saw my archenemy, the squirrel stalking (in that […]

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