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So I survived nearly week away, without my nightly ritual of spreading homemade deer repellent around the garden perimeter. My plan to deter the deer in my absence was one I concocted in a few minutes time, but with no idea as to its potential effectiveness. Yet with no other options, I had to take a chance and hope for the best.
As you’ll see in the video, I placed these “deer repellent traps” for lack of a better term evenly around the garden perimeter by securing them to the bamboo fence with twine. The tops have remained securely in place and I’ve managed to avoid any evidence of deer or other critters munching on my garden since then.
In the next episode I plan on addressing other pests control, such as how I’m dealing with whitefly and cucumber beetles that have started to show up in my garden. With only a little over ten dollars in the budget, home remedies are still at the top of the list for controls.
And now that it is officially summer, all the veggies my family and I eat for the rest of the season, must come from my garden. This week, we started harvesting cucumbers, along with lettuce, chard and Chinese cabbage. Basil is a no-brainer and I use that every day.
So here’s a rundown of where we stand as of June 26, 2009:
Current Expense Count (still the same):
Seed starting Mix: 2 bags….$7.00
Twine for bamboo………....$2.27
Two tomato plants…………$5.28
Thanks for keeping up with my progress and especially for your comments on this blog and when you post them on YouTube.