Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

We are one week away from the start of a new season for Weed'em & Reap

Posted Friday, January 14, 2011, at 3:39 PM
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  • My biggest challenge to starting seeds is called PITA. She struck again last night.

    One plant was trimmed of 60% of its leaves (it is a leafy ornamental) and the other one was a Jade plant about to flower and now in pieces. Anyone have a spare hand grenade with which I can play fetch?

    We love all animals and PITA is no different but I now know what parents feel when their child goes astray.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jan 14, 2011, at 3:46 PM
  • You have the patience of a saint. Fresh out of grenades, unfortunately.

    -- Posted by cats4me on Sat, Jan 15, 2011, at 6:34 PM
  • Look at the bright side as she gets older she will settle down some.

    -- Posted by bellbuckletn on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 8:51 AM
  • Instead of a hand grenade then, how about a reverse anti-aging pill?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jan 16, 2011, at 12:54 PM
  • My problem in my patio garden is a passle of squirrels. Can't dispose of them as my wife loves to watch them hop skipping all over the yard.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 1:02 AM
  • In my younger years, I ate a fair amount of pan-fried squirrel, squirrel and dumplings and squirrel stew but that would cramp their skipping around.

    Now-a-days I am on the side of your wife, but there is always a limit. Are they burying things or eating the fruits of your labors?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 3:12 PM
  • Both Steve. It is starting to irritate me as John Wayne Says.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 5:11 PM
  • Steve: So is it on the 21st? We're coming up on it, if so.

    It might be a good idea to post the time and place...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 7:27 AM
  • Yes it is the 21st. I gave it to the paper last Thursday and just confirmed it was in yesterday's paper. You are right, I need to create the separate blog. Good to hear from you espoontoon!

    Chicken wire laid on the top fo the sol or just underneath mulch, usually stops them from burying. I tried the hot pepper and repellents but it went away too soon and was not very effective (for me).

    To me, stopping their eating habits was a tougher thing when we did not have dogs in the yard. (except PITA) To put a cage of chicken wire around each plant was a hassle to do and to harvest. I have seen some folks build an actual walk-in cage, but that is extreme to me.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jan 19, 2011, at 12:15 PM
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