Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label Garden plan

 Use scent to deter foxes

 


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.



Raised bed gardening - planning and growing vegetables

 8 Common Gardening Mistakes You're Making Planning a raised bed garden always begins with many promises. These elevated growing sites offer many advantages over underground gardens, such as easier accessibility, greater control over soil composition, improved drainage, and warmer soil temperatures that allow for earlier planting and faster growth. So you eagerly draw plans for raised beds filled with fresh vegetables that your kids will eat right off the vine, and bold flowers that you can pluck for your vases. But in your excitement, it's easy to make some common bed mistakes that can derail your efforts. Here's what to avoid doing, so you can garden smarter, not harder. 1. Choosing the wrong location Your bed height should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. If you are sitting at your location in early spring, consider what the surrounding trees will look like in the summer and where their shade will fall. Choose a relatively flat site,