Next to the driveway in full sunlight I planted six jalapeno pepper plants, two hot banana peppers, and two chili pepper plants of an unnamed nature (actually I lost the tag and forgot what I bought) that are loaded down with more chilies than I ever could imagine, the first one set me on fire so I have a plan to pick a whole bag full and sneak them in on Tim. Five bell pepper plants got relocated back to Cindy’s garden since they are really not “actual peppers” and shouldn’t belong in a pepper patch.
Crookneck and white patty pan squash we have already begun feasting on, I say slicing them lengthwise and marinating them in Italian dressing then cooking them on the grill is the best, give it a try if you haven’t done so already, works well for zucchini also.
Corn will be coming on before too long, as the plants are already about as tall as I am and tasseling out, we had a few cucumbers and are seeing at least four cantaloupes already, an egg plant blooming back in the corner showing promise of good things to come.
Tomatoes we are going to be overloaded with it appears, I have been working so hard, tying up limbs and pulling up weeds, pruning and staking vines, hoeing and digging dirt, I told Cindy that I was a “Good Hoer” which got me a non amused look and a “Yeah right. You are sick” as she walked away.
What else we have that is threatening my tomato crop is “Critters”, I have already lost about ten tomatoes and my second red one was partially eaten, looks like birds have been pecking my crops as the marks appear to be peck marks, although the half eaten one has me wondering, so I had to investigate.
Getting online and searching for the terms that took me everywhere but to sites about "birds pecking tomatoes", still not sure where "bird peckers" came in nor how they got one that close to a magnifying glass but that is entirely a post for another site.
The computer age told me something I already knew, I have seen aluminum pie tins and little mirrors hanging in gardens to deter birds in the past, I am sure we have a bunch of computer savvy birds now days so I did something that should remedy my bird problem and scare the majority away, you know all those old AOL discs you never knew what to do with:
You think this will help.