I try to grow organically as much as possible. I love bunnies, but I have a whole yard full of white clover they should be eating! I can't afford a fence, but that would probably be my best option. I also have lots of birds giving me fits. I have some bird netting and floating row covers. I went to Family Dollar and spent a dollar on a container of scented "shower to shower" type body powder and I went all around my garden area and also around the strawberries. My aunt told me it repels rabbits. It is true that I haven't seen the rabbits in the garden since then, but it might be because there are no more strawberries. These are supposed to be Tristar everbearing berries, but i wonder if they were mislabeled. I don't get berries throughout the year. I am pretty sure they need some fertilizer.
My asparagus didn't do as well as I expected this year. I think it might need fertilizer, too. I drive by some people who keep horses....they would probably be glad for me to come scoop up a few buckets full of manure for my compost pile.
I planted more rainbow chard, but I think the birds got the seedlings. My flat leaf parsley that I bought last year came back with vigor. I think I'll take the chives and thyme out of the earthbox they are in and put something in there I actually use. The chives just bloomed. I will pot them up in regular pots, I think.
I have one ripe early girl tomato. I wrapped it up in a floating row cover because last year my first tomatoes...which I wanted to leave on the vine till they were perfectly ripe....got bitten into by something before I could get them.
My regular tomatoes look a little spindly. The roma tomatoes that were smaller and planted later are HUGE. I planted 4 rather than the 2 suggested in the earthbox, but I put fresh "Mel's Mix" in about 1/2 the container and put some fertilizer and bonemeal and bloodmeal in it. My ex-husband's tomatoes are huge, too. I guess it is the fertilizer.
I need to get some more cucumber seeds in....I need to replant often so I have a continuous supply..seems like the plants play out or get vine borers within a couple of weeks of when they start bearing.
I have some "slow bolt" cilantro I started from seed that is doing well. I prefer parsley, but I have a harder time with it.
I made my first batch of pesto last week with my basil...4 plants in a window box.
I planted one Heritage and 2 Logan Raspberries. Looks like I have BLACKBERRIES growing there...Had a couple ripen, but birds got them...I need to get the net out. I have some Triple Crown blackberry plants that are still a ways from ripening. I am rather puzzled about these new blackberries. Could they be "volunteer" plants? Oh, I just looked up "Logan" and they are BLACK raspberries. They still look like blackberries, though. They came in a container with a red raspberry on the picture. They look more like blackberries than raspberries, anyway,