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Old 03-08-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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C'mon guys jump on board for a new sub forum. Please add to it.

Can We Please Add A Vegetable Gardening Sub Forum?


Be back later. I have to get dinner, lol.

Lisa
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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C'mon guys jump on board for a new sub forum. Please add to it.

Can We Please Add A Vegetable Gardening Sub Forum?


Be back later. I have to get dinner, lol.

Lisa
Lisa I already asked and mark said not enough traffic to warrant one. I did send the garden mod a DM to see if they will at least make the veggie thread a sticky.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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mark said not enough traffic to warrant one.
Well I guess I have to inundate this Garden forum with my veggie questions lol.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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**********We are a sticky now******

Please be sure to thank garden mod Rance for making us a sticky as well as SFG thread. Now hopefully if all the veggie gardening questions come through these 2 threads Admin might give us a sub forum as we grow.

BTW Rance can be found in the Alaska chat thread most days if you are not familiar with him. Be sure to show your appreciation.

Thanks again Rance!

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Old 03-09-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Getting itchy...Bought squash seed today
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Getting itchy...Bought squash seed today
How do you deal with the squash bugs that are sure to come?
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Keeping Cats from Using Garden as a Litter Box

I'm having an issue with a neighbor who has acquired a small colony of outdoor cats. I'm not sure if they are feral or not, but I went out yesterday to clear some leaves and discovered they are using the soft soil of my flower garden beds to do their 'business'. I'd like to discourage this practice as soon as possible due to the health concerns and the just plain gross factor.

So, how can I strongly dissuade these cats from using my property without harming the cats? I'm looking to plant a veggie garden this year, but if I can't stop the cats, it may just be a potted veggie garden again this year.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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How do you deal with the squash bugs that are sure to come?
Someone once told me that Nasturtium repels squash bugs. I've not planted squash yet as I haven't had the room to, but I hope to this year!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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I'm having an issue with a neighbor who has acquired a small colony of outdoor cats. I'm not sure if they are feral or not, but I went out yesterday to clear some leaves and discovered they are using the soft soil of my flower garden beds to do their 'business'. I'd like to discourage this practice as soon as possible due to the health concerns and the just plain gross factor.

So, how can I strongly dissuade these cats from using my property without harming the cats? I'm looking to plant a veggie garden this year, but if I can't stop the cats, it may just be a potted veggie garden again this year.

If you really want them out of your garden, put up a chicken wire fence around your garden, short support sticks will do. You can use that fence as pea (sweet pea) support, as well. Farmers plant big leafy plants along the edges of their gardens as natural protection (rhubarb) but that may not always be a deterrent for cats.

On the other hand, I have 4 cats who catch garden mice in summer, they can walk anywhere. Them doing their toilet business in my garden doesn't bother me, as I know there are more animals who may be visiting - racoons, deers, mice, rabbits, frogs, with their business, too. Droppings are sometimes more valuable than any chemical fertilizer. Deers are who really bother me, they eat my garden! And the neighbour's dogs, who roam and destroy my beds looking for that ball their owner threw!
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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If you really want them out of your garden, put up a chicken wire fence around your garden, short support sticks will do. You can use that fence as pea (sweet pea) support, as well. Farmers plant big leafy plants along the edges of their gardens as natural protection (rhubarb) but that may not always be a deterrent for cats.

On the other hand, I have 4 cats who catch garden mice in summer, they can walk anywhere. Them doing their toilet business in my garden doesn't bother me, as I know there are more animals who may be visiting - racoons, deers, mice, rabbits, frogs, with their business, too. Droppings are sometimes more valuable than any chemical fertilizer. Deers are who really bother me, they eat my garden! And the neighbour's dogs, who roam and destroy my beds looking for that ball their owner threw!
Thanks for the suggestion, Nuala. Won't the cats just hop over the chicken wire? I wouldn't think that would be a deterrent, but I'll give it a try. I'd also like to keep them out of my flower beds, so I'm still looking for other ideas if anyone has some. Perhaps something they don't like the smell of or something I can add to to soil to keep them from digging in it.

I know these cats are not up to date on worming and shots and I don't want to work in the garden and either get something or worse, bring something inside to my 4 indoor cats on my shoes. I've seen worms in some of the stuff I picked up at the end of last year, and that's just gross!
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