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    I have a ton of plants that I started from seeds. They are mostly living (at the moment anyway).

    I have:
    red pepper plants (like green peppers only red)
    cherry tomatoes
    beef steak tomatoes
    zucchini
    yellow zucchini
    pumpkins
    chives
    garlic chives


    They are all still in pots, but they are still alive. I am hoping to get them into the garden next weekend.



    I also have more celery bottoms planted and some ginger root in pots. I bought some avacados last week and planted the seeds. I don't really expect them to grow though.
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    I harvested my first squash yesterday!!
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    Trying to be more self sufficient here on our farm!

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    freebs, so glad you are getting something out of the garden after your hailstorm!

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    me too!! I bought more plants and i have them on the back porch so have front yard and back porch gardens..lol
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    Trying to be more self sufficient here on our farm!

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    Hi all. Just wanted to pop in and say 'thanks' for all the ideas. We will be planting our usual patio container garden this year, and thinking of ways to turn the rest of our urban lot into a vegetable production area with an entertainment area. Should be interesting.

    We've found the best solution to squirrels is hanging baskets. Last year we put cucumbers and cherry tomatoes in them and had a bumper yield. We want more hanging baskets this year. We just have to figure a cheap way to get them. To buy the metal ones from the garden centre cost $50 each! Ack! Any other squirrel solutions that might be cheaper?

    Have any of you read "The Frugal Gardener" by Catriona Tudor Erler? I like some of the ideas she has for gardening.

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    I can't see hanging baskets as a long-term solution to squirrels. They can get into most anything.
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    Worked for us. No trees around for them to jump from to the baskets. They are on a metal stake in the middle of the lawn. So far they haven't figured out how to get up the 1/2" metal stake.

    Found this online for squirrel repellant made from cayenne pepper/capsicum. Has anyone tried any of these recipes? Do they work? Sounds like not from what you say SD.

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    A mixture of cinnamon and cayenne pepper will repel squirrels. Just get a jar of each from the dollar store and mix them, then put the mix back into the shaker bottles.

    Shake the mix on the ground around your plants. It does not have to be too heavy, but not too light either. I usually give it two flicks of the wrist.

    You must reapply after rain, once it dries out. If you put it on wet ground it does not work. Also reapply 1-2 times a week when it stops looking so fresh.

    I find that 2 bottles (1 of each, mixed) lasts the entire season, for my modest size garden. (You can see pics in my gallery). It also keeps the little rats out of my flowerpots.
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    We have bird feeders that hang from metal garden hooks, the kind you put in the ground. Our squirrels cruise up and down those like tree bark. We have the little red squirrels, not the big gray ones. Maybe that makes a difference.
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    Thanks ContraryHousewife. Really?! SD?! Hmm...will mix up a batch of the stuff CH suggested and see if that helps any. I hate having my lettuce nipped as soon as the fresh leaves come up.

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    We grow lettuce in our dog yard in a table garden. For pest control, we use a completely natural, organic, automated rodent elimination system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit deer View Post
    we grow lettuce in our dog yard in a table garden. For pest control, we use a completely natural, organic, automated rodent elimination system.
    love it!~!!!!!

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    Fortunately the squirrels in our yard haven't bothered any of my stuff in containers on the deck. Our garden is fenced in in the back of our yard and we've had no problems there either...knock wood!

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    we have a small garden I have chives, peppers, tomato, red onion, white onions, green onions, spring lettuce, radishs, cukes and pole beans..never done any other than tomatoes, chives and peppers before excited here......

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