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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/3/2017, 12:52 pm

I've been thinking a lot about critter barriers and pest protection. Sooooooo...

How about show and tell? Show us what you did or do...whether it's a jar of soapy water to an elaborate fence or anything in between... and then tell us a bit about it.

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Post  countrynaturals on 10/3/2017, 4:02 pm

Somebody here posted the plastic cup idea for protecting direct-sow seedlings from rolly pollies and slugs. (I can't remember who it was, so will the author please step up and receive credit for this crop-saving idea.) Cut out the bottom and sink it about halfway, then plant seeds inside the protection of the cup. It works like a dream and I even recycle the cups, so it's a dirt-cheap solution to an aggravating problem. Here are my Daikon radish sprouts. (2 previous crops planted in the same area were devoured by slugs and rollies.) This is an old picture. They are now about 6" high. I removed the cups yesterday to use on the parsnips.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/3/2017, 4:25 pm

AND they make a perfect avatar!  
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/3/2017, 4:52 pm

countrynaturals wrote:Somebody here posted the plastic cup idea for protecting direct-sow seedlings from rolly pollies and slugs. (I can't remember who it was, so will the author please step up and receive credit for this crop-saving idea.) ... 
I believe that was me CN but I got the idea from somewhere else. I use the cups to protect seedlings from cutworms. Very Happy

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/3/2017, 7:28 pm

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Containers elevate and sequester my melons and a couple paste tomatoes last summer!  I love my south annex!  I put all melons in there this summer....
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/3/2017, 9:27 pm

trolleydriver wrote:
countrynaturals wrote:Somebody here posted the plastic cup idea for protecting direct-sow seedlings from rolly pollies and slugs. (I can't remember who it was, so will the author please step up and receive credit for this crop-saving idea.) ... 
I believe that was me CN but I got the idea from somewhere else. I use the cups to protect seedlings from cutworms. Very Happy
I thought that was you, TD, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Embarassed Thank you again. I can't tell you how much disappointment you saved me with that little gem. I love you
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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/6/2017, 3:18 pm

OK, I'll use tulle-over-hoola-hoops-over-my-greens-to-keep-out-the-white-butterfly photo.
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Post  trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:18 am

Here is one of my chicken wire cages made as described by Mel in the ANSFG book.


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Post  CapeCoddess Yesterday at 11:24 am

I need that, TD. Do you store it for the winter? If so, how?
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Post  trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:45 am

CapeCoddess wrote:I need that, TD. Do you store it for the winter?  If so, how?  
CC, I just leave the cages on the beds over the winter. They sometimes "cave in" a bit but it's easy to straighten them out in the Spring. My first cage is made from 18 inch wide chicken wire and I found that it really is not high enough. The one in the photo is made from 24 inch and is much better.

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