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Or more precisely "What ate my watermelon plant?"

I'm done. I'm going to clean up the garden for next year and be done with it until then.

Something managed to eat the watermelon plant from the bottom of the upside-down bucket. It's completely gone down to the roots.

It was hung too high for a rabbit so likely it was a deer or something similar.

And it's really my fault after all because I didn't protect those plants. I didn't put up any sort of barrier at all. My fault. That doesn't prevent me from being peeved about the situation though.

On top of that several times not I've had to re-settle the impatien in the front flower box because some stupid thing is digging in there. Likely a furry rat. I just had to go do it again.

It's official. This year I have failed at gardening. Completely. The only thing I have left is the one cherry tomato plant that I _bought_ and that likely will get damaged by something. It's just the trend this year.

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Jun. 25th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I dug up, weeded, composted and sowed more than a dozen packets of flower seeds. Result: I have *3* zinnia plants, 1 marigold, 1 unidentified wildflower, 1 volunteer tomato plant and several volunteer cantaloupe plants from the compost. In my case, I think it was just so blazing hot the seeds fried. Most of what did sprout was eaten by snails.

I DO have a patch of strawberry plants on the other side where the snails have mainly only eaten the fruit, so I still have the plants to look at.

Jun. 25th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
The same thing that ate my greens
All of 'em. 9 kale, 9 Swiss chard, 9 butter crunch lettuce. Started with one gone, then 4 then within a week, all of em. I have a nicely mulched bed for autumnals, though LOL
Jun. 26th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
Probably more squirrels. They can climb on almost anything, and probably hang onto the side of the upside-down thingie while chomping on the plant. I hate the fucking tree-rats with a passion... they've tried to chew their way into my house twice now, making holes in the sheetrock ceiling upstairs. The first time, my old cat Loki chased them away, but the second time was after he died, and I was just lucky that I was in the room where they were chewing, and could patch the hole so they stopped trying to get in. But I still live in fear that someday I'm going to wake up with a squirrel sitting on my chest. They like to hold break-dancing contests on the roof just above my head, too. And they bark and squeak at each other while they're doing it.
Jun. 26th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I think it's a garden thing this year - I haven't touched the lovely big plot my husband tilled for me last year, or my herb garden. Haven't even trimmed the dead flowers off my hanging baskets out front, or even played with the fairie village. The only thing I have growing is the tomato plant my husband bought me 2 weeks ago, and even that's in a big pot because I'm just not into replanting it this year.
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