Given the problems with the Garden Beast, we are taking extra measures this year to protect our plants and crops-in-formation. We’re on a budget so we got as creative as we could with the bits of knowledge and materials what we had.
Last year the green beans were annihilated. This year we’d like to get some green beans in the freezer. The only thing that seemed to deter the vine munching Beast last year was a lone citronella candle at one end of the bed. It seemed to throw enough of a force field to protect four or five vines. This year, I added some more.
Each stocking holds a citronella puck like the ones I distributed around the broccoli earlier this year. I have them spaced out about every 18 inches. So far, so good.
My strawberries are worth their weight in rubies as far as I’m concerned. In order to protect these little gems, we’ve put up chicken wire to hopefully keep any fruit lovin’, berry munchin’ beasts out of my strawberries! I think it will be well worth the $12 in chicken wire as I have tons of berries forming this year and the barrier will be good for years to come.
The rest of the garden is doing well. Here are a few pictures of the rest of the garden and the fruits and veggies that are forming so nicely. I'll share more about the hanging tomatoes next week!
This post is linked to An Oregon Cottage Tuesday Garden Party.
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