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Re: This and that
gardenchat@hort.net

Amen!!! 

Bonnie 
ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2010 7:34:23 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 

I've got some troubled relatives I'd like to use them on if it will 
keep them in their holes. 

On Jul 9, 2010, at 5:26 PM, Kitty wrote: 

> I've considered offering them to troubled friends, but it seems crude. 
> 
> Kitty 
> neIN, Zone 5 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "BONNIE_HOLMES" <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net 
> > 
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 6:13 PM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 
> 
> 
>> Market them. 
>> 
>> Bonnie 
>> ETN Zone 7 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net> 
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
>> Sent: Friday, July 9, 2010 7:23:57 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 
>> 
>> Bleach is a bad idea for the reasons previously stated. 
>> I have found the best (most successfull as well as environmentally 
>> friendly) 
>> solution is scooped cat litter. 
>> The cat pees, I scoop the nice round patty, place it over the 
>> chipmunk hole, 
>> and they don't come back. They'll push out bricks, soil, anything 
>> else you 
>> put in their way, but no pee patties. 
>> 
>> Kitty 
>> neIN, Zone 5 
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "BONNIE_HOLMES" <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net 
>> > 
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
>> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 9:36 AM 
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 
>> 
>> 
>>> I agree. One thing you might try is to put those narrow strips with 
>>> spikes used to put down carpet along your plant rows. Bet the 
>>> rabbits 
>>> wouldn't like to feel those spikes; or put along your fence. 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Bonnie 
>>> ETN Zone 7 
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
>>> Sent: Friday, July 9, 2010 9:49:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 
>>> 
>>> Auralie, 
>>> 
>>> Bleach is very toxic to soil micro-organisms as well as beneficial 
>>> insects 
>>> and earthworms. Also to any skin or eye surface it might contact 
>>> while 
>>> wet. 
>>> 
>>> Chipmunks do not typically eat plants. They're primarily seed 
>>> eaters. I'd 
>>> bet anything that they're not the culprit in your loss of lettuce, 
>>> radish 
>>> and beans. Bet it was the woodchuck or a rabbit, despite the fence. 
>>> 
>>> d 
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> 
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
>>> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 9:18 AM 
>>> Subject: [CHAT] This and that 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Two very trivial matters: 
>>>> Is anyone else an addict of crossword puzzles as I am? There is 
>>>> research 
>>>> to indicate that regular crosswords can delay mental 
>>>> deterioration, and 
>>>> since 
>>>> I always have enjoyed them, I make a practice of beginning each 
>>>> day with 
>>>> a 
>>>> crossword. For a long time I have gone to The Daily Crossword 
>>>> Index at 
>>>> _http://puzzles.about.com/library/features/blxwdind.htm_ 
>>>> (http://puzzles.about.com/library/features/blxwdind.htm) I have 
>>>> found 
>>>> that 
>>>> sometimes the Saturday puzzle would be a repeat of a previous 
>>>> one, but 
>>>> this week the whole week's selection have been repeats. Annoying! 
>>>> 
>>>> On a more garden-related issue, I have been told at a recent 
>>>> garden club 
>>>> meeting that one person controls moles, woodchucks, and other 
>>>> boring 
>>>> pests by pouring bleach into the holes. Have any of you heard of 
>>>> this? 
>>>> Chipmunks are driving me nuts - they have made holes everywhere and 
>>>> are nibbling everything. I bought a big bottle of Clorox 
>>>> yesterday, and 
>>>> will 
>>>> go out and pour it in some holes - see what will happen. 
>>>> 
>>>> This has been a disastrous garden season for me. I had very modest 
>>>> success with peas, but early heat put an end to them. Lettuce 
>>>> started 
>>>> out well. I always mix radish seed with my lettuce seed when I 
>>>> plant 
>>>> them - thin the lettuce by taking out the radishes as they grow. 
>>>> When 
>>>> the lettuce got up enough to start taking small ones for "mesclun" 
>>>> someone, 
>>>> probably chipmunks because the vegetable garden is fenced, first 
>>>> ate 
>>>> all the lettuce, leaving the radishes. Next day they took the 
>>>> radishes. 
>>>> My beans were looking great, and I thought at least they were too 
>>>> big 
>>>> for the chippies to eat, but someone else, must have been a 
>>>> woodchuck, 
>>>> got in and in one day finished all the beans, just as they were 
>>>> beginning 
>>>> to bloom. 
>>>> 
>>>> Normally I would have pulled out the peas after they finished, 
>>>> and put 
>>>> Kentucky Wonder beans along the fence, but I was deterred by an 
>>>> extra 
>>>> heavy work load, combined with the crashed computer. By the time 
>>>> I got 
>>>> those things sorta under control, the extreme heat made me feel 
>>>> it was 
>>>> unwise to spend time working in the garden. And now that the beans 
>>>> have been eaten, I wonder if it's worth the effort. The heat has 
>>>> abated 
>>>> somewhat - high yesterday was only 91, and today's high is 
>>>> predicted 
>>>> to be in the upper 80s, but it's drier than ever. I can only haul 
>>>> so much 
>>>> water, and don't dare run the hose any length of time since we 
>>>> are on a 
>>>> well. Lots of things are just turning brown, and not just mine - 
>>>> I see it 
>>>> everywhere. The weather this year has been insane! 
>>>> 
>>>> Sorry for the long rant - just needed toget it off my chest. 
>>>> Auralie 
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