Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pedro Cottontail

As you know I am working very hard to have some sort of success in the garden this year. We have cherry tomatoes, Better Boy Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, pole beans, bell peppers and hot peppers.
Recently, it has become apparent that the rabbits have figured out Lily's schedule and they know when the most fearsome rabbit chaser stays in and when she comes out, so they started eating my bell peppers. Wanting to keep these organic, I planted some hot peppers next to them because rabbits reportedly do not like hot peppers. Then I made a 30% solution of garlic, Texas Pete and water. I sprayed the bell peppers with it. The next morning I went out and the peppers had been eaten even worse! They chomped right on that garlic and hot sauce solution! The rabbits liked the hot sauce! So I relocated some of the peppers into a protected raised bed and put a fence around the others. They seem to be handling the move and even have tiny little peppers on them.

We have had a week of clouds and thunder but very little rain. It is in fact thundering right now with a tornado watch, but the isn't raining very much.

So I watered everything from the rain barrels tonight. I hope we get some rain to fill them up again.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I made it down to Colonial Fiber Arts yesterday--your bunny is cute!