Gardening time!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by LilacMercenary, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    Been there, done that, got my plants dug up by the roots anyway. The latest escalation:
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    It's been about a week since I did this and it seems to have worked. That's the second brandy boy tomato they attacked btw, apparently they love destroying that variety in particular. It survived, and is starting to bounce back now that it's no longer under siege all the time.
     
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  2. Jojo

    Jojo Writin and fightin

    The squirrels might have won a battle or two but You Have Won The War
     
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  3. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    Now if i can just find a way to stop them stealing my tomatoes just before they're ripe
     
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  4. keltka

    keltka probably lost on campus

    I've learned that fake cobwebs over bushes/small trees is a good deterrent to birds—unsure how well it'd work against squirrels, though...
     
  5. Jojo

    Jojo Writin and fightin

    this might sound gross but at my house we kill and eat the squirrels that are causing damage and when we skin them we let some of their blood get in the dirt of the pots theyve been digging in. It's. a pretty good deterrent to say the least.
     
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  6. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    holy fuck that is super metal
     
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  7. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    These are city squirrels with zero fucks to give. They'll walk right up to you and they live in the attic (I rent so there's nothing I can do about it). I once had one run up my leg. Last year they dug up all my pots and buried peanuts that they stole from one of the neighbors.

    My parents are slightly more rural than me, so my dad can get away with shooting them out the back window. I can't do that in the city but I have considered running a current through the wire mesh to make them jump.
     
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  8. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    we have some tomato sprouts on the windowsill to get started before we transplant them outside and they are getting QUITE leggy, i lov them
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  9. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I really like leggy tomatoes actually. Tomatoes do this thing where if you bury the stem, it's sprouts more root. Most people cut off the first couple leaf sets and then plants them so that new length is buried but I always worry about that opening pathways for various soil born infections. With leggy toms you don't have to cut anything, just wait for the seed leaves to drop off naturally, then pant them long long boys :D
     
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  10. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

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    I've got almost 20 pots on my balcony right now, and today I set up a bee hotel and a bee waterer on one side.

    Now all I need is a hammock and it will be perfect.

    In a few weeks my climbing plants should be well on their way up the trellis to give me a nice privacy barrier.
     
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