It’s that time of year again. Seeds are starting, raised beds are being planned. Groundhogs are moving in. Doh! Seriously, my first day out in the yard getting things ready and a fat little Whistle Pig comes bouncing out from under our deck to say “hi!” and to ask me what types of tasty vegetables I’ll be planting this year. Well little does he know we’ve got big plans. Big plans like this critter proof garden! Take that Whistle Pig! Yup, we are going to attempt to enclose some raised beds just like that, but a tad bit smaller. And here’s another very helpful raised bed tutorial that we’ll be using as guidance.
As for what we’re planting, we like to call it the guacamole/taco garden. Tomatoes, Jalapenos, White Onions and Radishes. There are some other things as well that won’t end up in our bellies on taco night. Eggplant, Cucumbers, Kohlrabi, String Beans, Peas, Poblanos, Beets, Pumpkins and some Lettuce. Hopefully some of them survive and we don’t have a repeat of last year’s total garden decimation. So raccoons, chipmunks, groundhogs and squirrels consider this fair warning. We still think you’re cute, feel free to use the pond but stay far, far away from our garden!