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A New Type of "Pest"!

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A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  Blackrose on 3/31/2011, 6:39 pm

I was sitting in my recliner trying to relax when out of the corner of my eye, I notice my 20 month old daughter walking into the room with a small tray of lettuce seedlings. Next thing I know, the tray goes flying into the air. It was like slow motion... "Noooooo" All over the floor, little 3/4" soil cubes broken into little pieces and lettuce seedling stems broken beyond repair.

At least she wasn't trying to eat them this time... Shocked
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  elliephant on 3/31/2011, 8:26 pm

I feel for you! My 18 month old son loves to follow me around the garden, pulling things off "just like Mommy"

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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/31/2011, 9:25 pm

Kids....whatchagonnado? LOL.

I can't yell at mine when they do stuff like this. I can't yell because I would make them cry. When I make them cry, gramma gives them a lollipop. Then, they just think they can make lettuce fly and get a lollipop.

Gramma makes me want to lose my temper and control it all at the same time. It's a quandry I tell ya!

Gotta love kids.
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  clfraser on 3/31/2011, 10:50 pm

My four year old keeps pulling off green tomatoes. She wants to show me when they appear and reaches out and grabs them. Then when they fall off she says she wasn't touching it. It is so hard to get mad because it is an accident but I don't think any of them will actually ripen all the way.
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  WardinWake on 3/31/2011, 11:04 pm

clfraser wrote:My four year old keeps pulling off green tomatoes. She wants to show me when they appear and reaches out and grabs them. Then when they fall off she says she wasn't touching it. It is so hard to get mad because it is an accident but I don't think any of them will actually ripen all the way.

Howdy: Kids in the garden - gotta love'em. Place the green toms on the kitchen window sill and they should ripen. It is worth a try or you can search Google for green tomato recipes.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  clfraser on 3/31/2011, 11:10 pm

Great suggestion. I will see what I can do, maybe we can enjoy a few of them that way.
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  middlemamma on 4/1/2011, 1:02 am

Aww....dag nab it!

My 6 year old had accidentally killed a couple of my seedlings...I hear my son tell her when she get's close to my little seed station...."Mom's gonna kill you, get away from there."

Cracks me up! Boy have I got them fooled. bounce For now. Rolling Eyes
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  CindiLou on 4/1/2011, 1:18 am

BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Kids....whatchagonnado? LOL.

I can't yell at mine when they do stuff like this. I can't yell because I would make them cry. When I make them cry, gramma gives them a lollipop. Then, they just think they can make lettuce fly and get a lollipop.

Gramma makes me want to lose my temper and control it all at the same time. It's a quandry I tell ya!

Gotta love kids.


Hey us granny's have to get back at the kids somehow for all the plants you "accidentally" broke!

I just give my munchkins their own little bed to take care of and then when they tear it up ...I replant after they go home garden fairies do exist!
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Re: A New Type of "Pest"!

Post  Goosegirl on 4/1/2011, 7:44 am

CindiLou wrote:
BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Kids....whatchagonnado? LOL.

I can't yell at mine when they do stuff like this. I can't yell because I would make them cry. When I make them cry, gramma gives them a lollipop. Then, they just think they can make lettuce fly and get a lollipop.

Gramma makes me want to lose my temper and control it all at the same time. It's a quandry I tell ya!

Gotta love kids.


Hey us granny's have to get back at the kids somehow for all the plants you "accidentally" broke!

My brother (the only one of my siblings with children) SWEARS that Grandma is not the same woman that raised him!
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