Someone asked in the comments why we’re wrapping all the containers with mesh – it’s like a plastic chicken wire, much easier to work with than metal wire.
It’s because we have horrible, horrible squirrels (and other critters, but I’m mostly blaming the squirrels).
Everything was looking so nice, especially since this is the first time I’ve managed to actually grow zucchini on the balcony.
Came home on Monday to discover that apparently surrounding the bin with mesh wasn’t enough! They totally got in there and messed up the plants but good, trampling the flowers, eating chunks off the zucchini, ugh. We ended up putting even more mesh over the top of the bins and tying them down. So now even we can’t get into the bins without some effort. I know squash is very resilient, and it’ll make more – as long as we keep the critters out. I’m glad they only attacked the squash this time.
Otherwise, things are going swimmingly. Some rain and heat this week means BIG GROWTH!
The cucumber has to climb outside the bin – I hope we’ll be able to get the cucumbers before they get attacked.
The peas are starting to plump up!
I love going out each day to see what’s new in the garden.
Crafting content? I did finish spinning up some new yarns! These are from Woolgatherings on Etsy, and they were totally beautiful to spin. On the left is Blue Faced Leicester, on the right is superwash merino.
I also have a new post up on Craftsy: Preparing Fiber for Spinning. Check it out!