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Re: tomato disease

  • Subject: Re: tomato disease
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:36:44 -0500

My parents have the same problem w/ bird feeders Auralie, but in their case
it's the bears that tear them up.  I remind them of course that they do live
in Bear Creek and it had to get its name from something that lived in the
area.  LOL

On 7/3/09, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> Kitty, I was not offended.  I just realized that we have different
> perspectives
> on the matter.  I, too enjoy wildlife, and am constantly amazed at the
> wealth
> of wildlife we have here in the midst of suburban sprawl less than 40 miles
> from Manhattan and in a densly populated area of the country.  But it seems
> that the deer get more agressive each year - they have eaten things in the
> past year that they never touched before, and this year even my weekly
> spraying of DeerOff and DeerSolution has not sufficed.  This week they
> ate the container-grown plants on my doorstep even though they had been
> sprayed. Squirrels are becoming a major problem with our bird-feeders.
> I know all the arguments against feeding birds, but we do enjoy watching
> them so much that we indulge ourselves.  We spend an inordinate amount
> of money on suet cakes for the woodpeckers and sunflower hearts for the
> goldfinches and others, but the squirrels have become so aggressive that
> they eat more than the birds.  Chet has purchased a shield to cover the
> tube-feeder, but some of the squirrels have managed to climb up through
> my hanging baskets of tomatoes and stretch across to the feeder - doing
> damage to the tomatoes at the same time.  We have to bring in the bird-food
> at dark each night because of the raccoons.  A couple of nights ago Chet
> forgot to go for the bird-food until about 10:00 and found that by that
> time
> not only had the suet cake been pulled up onto the roof and devoured, but
> the humming-bird feeder had been pulled down and broken.  It's just
> depressing that I can't seem to keep ahead of the damage.
> I am really a nature-lover, but there has to be a place for me in the
> environment, too, and it seems harder and harder to maintain it.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 7/3/2009 6:12:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> Auralie, I am sorry for "scolding" you, but that was not my intention.  I
> try to show different points of view when I write.  I try to suggest
> alternative ideas and include reasons why they might be employed.  Although
> I do notice that I sometimes take a negative approach to many things in
> life, I usually try to take the half FULL glass approach when it comes to
> gardening.  It is my refuge, so when adverse conditions arise, I look for a
> silver lining.  I enjoy any bit of wildlife that enters my sanctum, even
> when they cause me trouble, because I know they have few other places to
> turn.  I do know you have a much more difficult wildlife situation than I
> do, but it sounds similar to what Marge endured, and she found ways to live
> with it and lift her spirits.  Rather than scolding you, I wanted to help
> you look at things the way she did.
> Regardless of my intentions, it is clear that I've offended you and I do
> apologize for that.
> I have a lot of chippies myself this year but Seamus seems to be helping
> with that; I find a chipmunk tail here and there every once in awhile.  The
> tail must have less flavor than the rest of it.  But still I have certain
> areas that they destroy. The main spot is in a raised bed that is built up
> with rocks.  I kept plugging the holes with soil, mulch, rocks, but they'd
> always find a way through it or around it.  A few weeks ago I found the
> cure.  Scoopable litter patties. I scooped the round moistened pattie of
> litter from the pan, dropped it into a baggie and went out to that spot.
> Turned the bag inside out, plopping the pattie over the hole.  I nudged
> another into the rock entryway.  The chippies haven't gone near that bed
> ever since.  I froze a pattie to take to a friend to try as she has a
> terrible time with them.  If it works for her, I may have to start up a
> little side  business.  Although I'm not sure if I can get my guys to
> increase production by much.
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