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What have you turned over to the wildlife?

Posted by squirrel_girl 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 21, 07 at 19:05

This is my first year growing tomatoes. Dozens of cherry toms. are hanging from the vine, green as can be. I was beginning to think I was a dud of a tomato grower and then...

Two turned orange. A few more days to wait. Then, plucked by a cheeky little chipmunk. Cute little buggers left 1/2 for me to find on their favorite log.

I've left the next orange ones for them to enjoy. What have you "turned over" to the wildlife?

Squirrel Girl


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RE: What have you turned over to the wildlife?

  • Posted by zebz 7-8 (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 23, 07 at 8:30

Pretty much everything in my yard is fair game for anything that wants it.

We only harvested one tomato this year. The rest are being eaten by something. Something also likes the habanero peppers, which is okay with me because we don't eat them. I grow them because their orange color is so pretty.


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RE: What have you turned over to the wildlife?

  • Posted by loomis Z5 Western MA (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 24, 07 at 1:06

I watched in amazement as my parsley plant was slowly sucked into the ground by a chipmunk, I presume.


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RE: What have you turned over to the wildlife?

I watched as my dill plants were eaten down to just nubs by cute little green and yellow caterpillars. Then i watch as my mom and pop bluebird ate the caterpillars. Flew right onto my patio and nabbed them and then beat them on the patio and swallowed them down. I beleive they were black swallowtail cats. I had been watching them grow. The bluebirds had a nest of babies in my yard at the time so i know they ate well. They had probably been watching them grow too! LOL...
Bonnie


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RE: What have you turned over to the wildlife?

Fifty acres on the bayou, about 3/4 wooded, three ponds, and the rest meadow...wildlife is welcome to it all. I bought it just for them. I do live on it, but I take up very little space.


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