Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gardening - Help!

Good morning! I am looking out my window and our peach tree is in full bloom. I hope we can actually have some peaches this year. Last year we had ice, so no peaches. The year before we had squirrels, so no peaches that year either. I have been told if I buy some fake snakes and put them around the base of the tree, the squirrels will probably stay clear. Anyone else have any ideas?

I am getting my 4x4 boxes ready. They need to be weeded and more soil needs to be added. I am doing my tomato plants in a different area this year. Last year they did not get enough sun. I couldn't get my zucchini plants to produce anything. Not sure what I was doing wrong there. The only thing that produced decent were the cherry tomatoes. My peppers wouldn't even produce much.

Perhaps I will see better results this year. I am going to investigate a bit and experiment with different plants this time around. Maybe I will have better luck. Any suggestions?

8 comments:

Chelf said...

I will be no help, sadly. I have two black thumbs, inherited from my mom who can kill cactus.

I love the idea of peaches in the yard, and fresh tomatoes. Good luck!

austere said...

Good luck with the garden-pic of the peach flowers pls!

Leann said...

You might check with your local extention office. They can usually answer any questions you have and giv eyou some good written information as well.

bonnie said...

What's wrong with using real snakes? They're much scarier than plastic ones. Cherry tomatoes always seem easier to grow than anything. It may be all I do this year.

EoNe said...

ho ho ho....it has been a while since the last time I visited your blog :) glad to read and to know that everything seems to be OK with you.

See you when I see you Abbagurl !

Portia said...

i cannot advise on gardening, but i wish you lots of luck! i hope you get to enjoy the fruits (or veggies:) of your labor, and maybe even get a couple pictures out of it.

Phelan said...

try some compost tea to help out your zucchinis.

I am back online, missed seeing ya around.

David Kim said...

You're so lucky you have a garden and fruit trees. My wife wants a garden. I don't really care too much since I'll probably be doing all the yard work, which I don't like doing.