It looks like it is going to be another muggy day here in Western Washington. Yuck! When it comes to my summer weather preferences, I’d rather it be raining cats and dogs, or be in the low 70’s. Just not this in between, overcast, stagnate air weather. It makes me nuts.
But no matter the weather, there are still garden chores to be done.
And today I’ve decided to tackle the pallet garden, it’s in severe need of some weeding and replanting.
Companion planting – I had no idea beets and celery grew so well together. Now I do.
I planted these bush beans a while back, and to be completely honest, every time I go out to check on them I am amazed they are still there.
After all, if Mr. Peter Rabbit likes to eat strawberries, don’t you think the beans are next?
I mean really, what is he waiting for?
Is he taunting me?
Trying to psych me out?
I don’t know what his plans are, but I’ve decided to go ahead and relocate the strawberry plants to somewhere else in the garden and re-plant this pallet. But with what? Is there anything bunnies don’t eat? Hmmm. Maybe I’ll have to consult Beatrix Potter about this.
And then there is my pallet of cabbage. So far we have harvested 2 small heads. But I’m not too sure if we are going to get to harvest anymore from this pallet garden.
The slugs have found it. If you look closely you’ll notice 2 slugs in the pallet munching away on cabbage leaves.
The Olympics may be getting ready to start in London, but here in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area the games have already begun. The slugs, rabbits and who knows what else have already started to play the “what’s eating my garden” game.
So now all that’s left to do, is to rise to the occasion, and go for the gold to defeat them. One crop at a time.
So let the games begin…
Send in your favorite ways to defend your garden against critters big and small and I’ll test them out.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, I’ve got work to do.
If you you’d like to give wood pallet gardening a try, here are a few more posts about gardening with wood pallets:
- Something is Eating My Strawberry Plants
- How to Plant a Flower Garden Using a Recycled Wood Pallet
- How to Make a Recycled Pallet Vertical Garden
- How to Plant a Garden Using Recycled Wood Pallets
Got problems in the garden? Well so do I, and I’m tempted to grab The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control from Amazon and see what sort of remedies are inside.