(yeah, lots and lots of squirrels)
So since moving into a place of our own (no trailer thank God) I was finally able to begin my gardening endeavor! Mind you I’m a total novice and have only appreciated organic garden from afar (eating, duh.) But before I began, I was super aware that our yard was totally infested with squirrels, and squirrels like seeds and digging and totally destroying dirt.
After a lot of brainstorming, pinteresting, researching, I finally came across my answer: //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mywebsit076be-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=B000HMA6W8&asins=B000HMA6W8&linkId=8379b5c8af0c1c87cbbc4121b610627f&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Hardware Netting! It’s super durable netting that easily bends to fit over a structure. Another bonus was that it required hardly any time or materials. All we did was stick a couple nails around the perimeter of the boxes and secure the netting over it.
I have had the boxes for a few weeks now and I love this netting! Even though it is durable I’m still able to cut out sections for plants that took off sooner than others (I’m talking about you, squash.) This way I can allow the early risers to flourish while still protecting my little seedlings.
I plan on eventually removing the netting entirely once all of my plants are pretty well established. Here’s the link for the product I used! You may also be able to find it at your local Lowes.
My next garden battles: worms tearing up my green bean plants, ants in my beds, yellowing leaves… but hey, the reward should be sweet, right?