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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What's in the Cage?

Last fall, I dug up a spot of ground and worked in some compost. Do you remember why? I actually did remember, and made it happen. A bit late, but we just had frost last week! Should be ok.

pumpkin hill

I planted some seeds for the small, sweet pie pumpkins. I think the cage will keep them safe from rabbits and deer until they get big enough to escape through the wire, and then I'll either remove it or fence a larger area. I have some fencing, but I'd have to fight with it.

Nevertheless, this is my first foray into growing a vegetable for a LOT of years.

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Secondary Roads said...

Good luck with the pumpkins. It's a pity that you have to wait so long.

rainfield61 said...

Good luck.

Hopefully no one comes from underground.

vanilla said...

Oh, yes, you will need more fencing. No cucurbit can be contained within that enclosure!

shelly said...

I hope you get your pumpkin.

Hugs and chocolate,

Ann said...

best of luck with those. I'm not good with gardens at all. I wish I was though

Lin said...

I hope it works to keep out the moochers. I have to cage our catnip because Hobbes lays on it and kills it. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Chuck- my summers have been otherwise occupied than gardening

rainfield. There is that- several candidates here

vanilla- Oh, I know. It was already fixed in this circle, and it was an easy way to get started

shelly- me too!

Ann- my dad was the best- me, not so much

Well, at least I don't have to deal with Hobbes

Unknown said...

Hope you get your pumpkins in time for Halloween, Joan. We have runner beans climbing their poles this year. Last year we gave up on them because the young plants were eaten by slugs as soon as we put them in the ground.
The rhubarb is good this year too.