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« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2012 01:36:41 PM »

They're called Mr. Big.  They were from the previous season though, and didn't get as big as last year.  We still have a bunch left over, but think we'll toss them.  I just love that you grow lettuce for your rabbits!
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« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2012 01:57:07 PM »

I like that one purple carrot in the mix!

Any idea what would eat just the leaves on squash? As in, entire leaves missing with the stem pinched off. I'm pretty sure it isn't deer, as their favorite snacks were inches away from the squash and not touched....
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« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2012 01:58:53 PM »

Maybe bunnies PW?   Huh
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« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2012 04:29:45 PM »

Could be! Don't think I can blame the skinks.....

I do suspect there was a raccoon in my plot, as something tore open a bag with some raw fleece skirting. But I don't think raccoons are really into zucchini leaves.
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« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2012 05:11:12 PM »

Now that's something our dog would do!  Are you using skirting for mulch?  We do.  It's also fantastic for the bottom of pots.  It keeps the soil from running out and contains fertilizer.
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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2012 05:37:36 PM »

Yeah, I'm planning on mulching some more areas as soon as the little seedlings get a bit bigger. I have straw mulch on a couple of places already...

Something has moved into my water bowl with the taro. It may be a little frog, I just see the sudden movement when it dives to the bottom. Maybe Mr. Toad is actually Mr. Frog? I cut up a gourd into a toad house and waxed it, so either way Mr. Amphibian will be happy, I hope.

For some reason, the mosquito dunks are not working, I may need to get something to eat the larvae, although I don't know what I would do with it (presumably a fish) in the winter. And raccoons love to eat fish and frogs out of these types of bowls, shredding any and all plants in the process, so maybe that is a bad idea.
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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2012 08:25:28 PM »

Ack!  Aphids on my cilantro and parsley. Sad

Since I have absolutely no luck in getting rid of them and the plants were looking way worse for the wear, I just tossed them.  But now I'm on an aphid hunt to keep them out of my beans and tomatoes and basil!
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« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2012 03:24:14 AM »

I hate aphids!  We spray with neem twice a week.  It's a vegetable oil used in organic gardening.
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« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2012 05:17:40 AM »

I have made aphid spray by simmering rhubarb leaves in water (actually, I was simmering them to use as a mordant, and just saved some extra liquid). It worked pretty well, but some people don't like to use it on edibles.
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« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2012 08:15:06 AM »

A frog sighting! He is bigger than Mr. Toad, and very shy. I think he is either a wood frog or a leopard frog, and Mr. Toad looks like a Fowler's toad.

Something is also eating my gourds plants as soon as they sprout. I suspect pillbugs.
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