Our family is in love with the DIY Container Garden
we Honey built! It was so much fun to plan which plants we were going to grow.
We just have one little problem: varmints!
Each day the children check on the garden to see how much the plants have grown. One afternoon Big Boy ran inside to report something had killed our plants!
Sure enough several of our pepper plants were trashed!
Those little trampled plants made us mad! We hadn’t built a container, hauled in loads of dirt filled with Kricket Krap, and carefully chose perfect plants for nothing! We had to protect our plant babies from the varmints!
We realized the only way to salvage this corner of the garden was to re-plant. Back to Home Depot Honey went for more sweet peppers and a few okra plants. But as I was digging the holes for replanting I noticed something red buried deep in the dirt.
Guess who our garden varmint is? Yep, sweet yellow dog!
She is famous for stealing and burying all of the shoes, socks, and now shirts that happen to be left outside. I knew she thought we made the garden just for her!
To keep Varmint Dog out, Honey decided to try wrapping our little garden in 4 foot tall chicken wire. But without a framework of support it was too flimsy.
Determined not to head back to Home Depot to spend another $50 (or more) for varmint control, we scavenged the yard for suitable fencing material.
Here’s to hoping the rain and sunshine work their magic and the Varmint Dog finds a more suitable place to bury her treasures!
Now… if I could only find Tootsie’s new white tennis shoes.
See where we started! DIY Container Garden: Construction
See how we planned and planted our garden! Container Garden: Phase 2
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