Wear overalls, pants, or vests that have pockets and carry a
few 3x5" index cards with an ink pen clipped to them so that you
can jot down notes of 'to do's' as you're working or walking
around you gardens and yard. This way you won't forget what you
want to do next time you're out in the garden and waste time and
trips to the shed.
Start arm strengthening exercises about a month before you
will be out in your gardens for a new season. This will save you
experiencing aches & pains & you'll be able to handle the
work load better.
INCREASE YOUR HARVEST WITH COMPANION PLANTING........
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what plants grow well together and even some to stay away from.
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…………Repel Deer & Rabbits from your vegetable
- Pour a path of Milorganite about 3
inches wide and 1 inch deep around the perimeter of the complete
garden and a thin layer of it around each plant. The scent is not
pleasing to them and they may not venture further into the garden.
Repeat the process about every 4 weeks. Milorganite is
a non-burning fertilizer so it can be used in any garden. For
more information go to:
- Plant the citronella scented
geranium plants about 3 feet apart around your garden. These plants
propagate very easily from cuttings placed right in some dirt. Just
keep them moist until they start growing new leaves. These are
annuals. The scent may hide the smell of your veggies growing from
- Plant garlic cloves about 1 foot
apart around your garden. As the 'leaves' grow tall, break off some
of them to increase the aroma of the garlic in the area. Also
- plant garlic chives. These are perennial & reseed
garlic smell has been known to deter unwanted visitors.
also put out coyote urine that you can buy in bottles. There is
also a granule version to sprinkle around the area. Coyotes are a
predator of deer & rabbits and their smell in the area will help
keep them away.
Using one or more of these HINTS may be
worth a try if you are having problems.
For a list of ornamental plants that Deer 'usually' do not eat, you
can purchase that here.
Just scroll down - you will see it lower on this
This is the time
to start that Journal
wanted to do.
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This is photo of one of my
Peaches & Dreams Hollyhocks
came out in 2 colors.
I had 4 blooms do this last year.
Holly's list of
151 Deer Resistant
for the Midwest States Great Gardening
I have been researching deer resistant
plants & testing them in my gardens for over 18 years now.
My list will give you a guide to start planning. I
also include several successes I have had with repellents.
Photos, and the plants are listed by categories
Deer Resistant Plant Guide -
Deer Resistant Plant Guide -
is a photo of my
back lot 'veggie' and sunflower garden all ready
This back lot garden
is across the road behind our house and many times I
take a stroll
out there & wouldn't you know it - there is something I want to
or dig or whatever. So I mounted this mailbox my Mom got me at
garage sale to hold an extra pair of hand trimmers, small hand
tape (to patch the black porous soaker hoses I have laid
out there. I have
to 'string' several hoses from the house to get
water to this back lot) and
extra seeds, etc.
It comes in handy
when I stop to take a peak on my way in from work or whatever & I
don't have to remember to
carry everything with me.
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