Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden is Growing

We are so excited that the garden is growing well. At least most things are. We did have a problem with 3 of our tomato plants, something has been eating the leaves off the plants! Someone told us to put cayenne pepper on the leaves and it will deter squirrels and chipmunks from eating it. Does anyone know if this works, or has any other ideas for detering furry things from eating the plants?

This is our first year ever having a garden so it's trial and error for us. It's a lot of work, but we are having lots of fun.
Here is the row of potato plants. It's doing really well!


Here is the row of radishes. They are really taking off!

10 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! It is taking off quite well!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've used cayenne in the birdseed to deter the skhwirrels so that is a good possibility!

Glad to see things are doing so well!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Angel and Kirby said...

It is looking good.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That garden is looking really good! Mom loves to garden!

Alasandra said...

We use Garden Safe Fungicide3, we had Cutworms eating our tomatoes and angel/devil trumpets. ~AFSS

A few Good Cats said...

It's nice to see all the greenery that's come up so far... before long you'll be digging up the goodies.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Also, it could be slugs on your tomatoes. They say, but a lid (like a tupperware or something like that) of BEER in your garden. They LOVE it, go in there and literally drink until they die and/or drown. It's sad(ish) but having tomoatoes is WAY more important than slimy slugs!

Anya said...

Please don't ever ever put cayenne pepper out - the squirrels can get it in their eyes, and the itch/burn is so bad, they can entirely scratch their eyes out. If you love animals please don't do this.

Ayla and Iza, said...

As far as I know, mammals can't eat tomato LEAVES very well. The chemical, tomatine, is somewhat toxic. The are insects that eat leafs just fine though. Check for a large green caterpillar. That would be a tomato hornworm. The adult form is the "hummingbird moth", which is a fascinating insect, but means that you have the caterpillar all around...

The Big Thing

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I am so inspired with your garden! I hope mine will also go well like yours.

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