My daughters kindly dug it all up for me but I was so slow that it was as hard as a rock by the time I was ready to plant. So I spent 2 days digging again. Most of my tomato plants I had bought died before I got them out there, so I ordered more from Burpee. Unfortunately they didn’t send them all and I haven’t received a reply to my email yet. Then I looked out the backdoor last evening and there was a huge old groundhog heading for my tomato plants! I went running out there screaming “Get out of my yard!”. It worked :p
After researching live traps, which it’s hard to catch groundhogs, and then do you know in some places you have to have permission to let them loose on peoples property (like out in the country) and a lot of places you can’t loose them on state property. So, being that I don’t want him as a pet, then I read about poison pellets and decided that was the way to go. Only when I got to the hardware store they didn’t have anything except rat poison, which might work. But who wants to risk killing neighborhood cats and dogs wandering about? So he told me this Fox Urine Granules is all I need. I hope he’s right. If it works I might not even have to share my corn with the raccoons this year or the beets with the rabbits.
I hope everything grows fabulously this year. I saw on CNN about a fellow who started a website to list food pantries all over the country that will take fresh produce. I’m hoping I’ll have enough to share.
I can’t wait for zucchini, I just love that stuff. This year I am feeling 100% better than I was last year at this time so I am ready to deal with the garden and even the critters. 🙂