wash tub as a container garden isn't going well. I expected the bindweed to be a problem because, well, every inch of my dirt is contaminated with bindweed. What I wasn't really expecting was that it would be such a squirrel magnet.
I direct sow a lot of seeds in my garden, especially lettuce. I don't have a picture of it but I had excellent germination of the three seeds (marigold, basil and lettuce) I sowed in this container but ever since they sprouted, the squirrel basically been camped out in there. I am pretty sure it has eaten every single marigold and basil seedling, only leaving a little of the lettuce. Aren't marigolds supposed to stink? Hence why you plant them with tomatoes so they'll keep the pests away? Or did I dream that? It's not just that the seedlings were young succulent microgreen squirrel goodness either. I started other marigolds indoors and transplanted them into my vegetable garden after they were several inches tall and the squirrels ate all of them except one plant which is now blooming, thankfully. Flash of genius! Genetically engineered squirrels that love bindweed!
It's unfortunate but I think I'm going to need to clean the weeds out, replant the seeds and cover it with some ugly screen until the plants are big enough to be a little more unappealing to squirrels. I tell ya, these are the types of things that make round-up and BB guns appealing. I'm just sayin.
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