Tuesday, 27 Apr 10 18°C / 64°F
I HATE squirrels!! I was out taking a look around the garden last night and noticed a square that I seeded Sunday between the rain showers had been dug up by a squirrel. I typically put home made wire mesh cages over each square till after the seeds have sprouted and are big enough that the birds won’t pluck their sprouts out but I only have 6 good cages and have 7 recently planted squaes. I’m assuming he found all 4 cucumber seeds so I quickly cleaned it up and reseeded the square and put one of my first cages over it carefully (the first cage attempt with chicken wire failed miserably as they keep trying to go round instead of square, wire mesh works much better). The stupis squrrel also tried to dig up one corner of an onion square and an onion bulb was exposed, had to cover it back up.
I’ve noticed stuff in the 12" bed seems to be growing better than stuff in the 6" beds for some reason, will have to monitor the rest of this season and contemplate maybe stacking another 6" frame on top of the curremt one or using the 6" beds for shallow rooted plants and just build ssome more 12" beds, I just hate the thought of filling them up.
I have some 7 foot wide deer netting. I’m contemplating removing my chicken wire fence and covering everything with dear netting instead to keep the critters out.