Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:47 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 4:42 pm

» My Ontario SFG Garden Spring 2017
by sharkluvr Today at 4:35 pm

» SUGA 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:25 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 3:48 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:45 pm

» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Today at 3:43 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:40 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 2:59 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by sanderson Today at 2:57 pm

» Hello from South Mississippi
by sanderson Today at 2:55 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by sanderson Today at 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:36 pm

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by sanderson Today at 2:24 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:32 pm

» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am

» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Comfrey
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Hello all
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

New England, April 2015

Page 8 of 8 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  quiltbea on 5/1/2015, 4:37 pm

No matter what the weatherspark tells me, our local weatherman says it might drop to around 34 tonite.  That means we could get a frost in my pocket.  I'll be bringing in all my trays of transplants and covering up my lettuce and radish bed for the nite. 
This morning was very windy and overcast and cool and I had to close the door and windows.  This afternoon the sun came out, the door and windows are open to the fresh air and its lovely.  One never knows minute to minute around here lately.  I hear we could hit 80*F on Monday.

I put out the hummer feeder yesterday in hopes the red fabric hanging near it notifies any flybys that food is available to them.  So far not a sighting.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4625
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/1/2015, 4:44 pm

@NHGardener wrote:

Catmint family? Is that the mint family?
Can you cover your boxes that the raccoon is getting into?
No, the catmint isn't like mint.  It's a big round thing that stays where you plant it.  Mine looks like this one:
:

Not sure about covering the beds...those raccoons have little hands.  The problem areas are the 2 inground SFGs on the lower left that are mounded up.
I supposed I could try placing some chicken wire over them. I don't know how coons are with chicken wire, do you?
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5656
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  NHGardener on 5/1/2015, 5:18 pm

Chicken wire is probably worth a try.

A friend used to put I think ammonia in her garbage cans to keep the raccoons away. I wonder if a dish of it around would help.

Wow, is that catmint beautiful! Another perennial on my list! I love the blue hues.
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 56
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  sanderson on 5/1/2015, 9:58 pm

Oh, no! Not the Borage! I can't imagine having to fight against racoons, they are just too intelligent and dexterous. Two complete turns to the right to 23, left to 36, right to 14 and pull.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13204
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  mollyhespra on 5/1/2015, 10:19 pm

CC, have you ever heard of the "Scarecrow Motion Activated Deterrent"?  I looked into it before I finally decided on getting a tall fence instead.  It had good reviews at the time.  Whatever you do, do it soon before your little masked invader settles into a nighttime routine of visiting your SFG, especially once everything starts growing.  I know for a fact I wouldn't be able to grow a thing if it weren't for the fence.  Damnable woodchucks are bad but racoons might actually be worse because they're clever.  Unless your chicken wire is really well secured, my guess is that they'll be able to figure out how to lift it and get in anyway.  Actually, even if you add a critter cage, try sprinkling some Dr. P. while you're at it or even right away?  Can't hurt and it might put him off.
avatar
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  quiltbea on 5/1/2015, 11:02 pm

Hey gardeners, you're posting on April.  We now have a May thread. rock on rock on rock on
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4625
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, April 2015

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 8 of 8 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum