Zero hour is this Friday. We're having a garden party sometime soon, but I'm not gonna wait. Here's a list of what I'll be planting in my new 4x8' raised bed:
- - Squash
- Lots 'n lots of herbs, mostly sage, thyme and parsley
- Rainbow bell peppers (five different colours on one plant)
- Miniature peach tree in its own pot, not in the ground
As well as the obligatory marigolds and Queen Anne geraniums for natural pest control. And burying Brillo pads around the plants to discourage cats and squirrels from digging. We shan't be using pesticides on our herbs 'n veggies, no indeed!
I was helping a friend dig up some cement blocks behind her townhouse yesterday and we discovered something rather alarming under a few of them: a termite nest! She has to dig up the nest and nail the little bastards with orange oil.
Thanks for the word on mantises, Monkeypoo! I was considering getting a mantis for pest control. Still might, but I won't be so cavalier with the handling.