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Spicy Garden Salad

Last week, I shared that something had been eating the blooms off my petunias, and that I had started using crushed red pepper in addition to Liquid Stench Fence to help deter the critters.

That combo seems to be working.

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I’ve also now begun adding a little cayenne pepper to the mix.  And I have petunias again.

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These pink ones were never affected (perhaps they’re a different flavor?), but I also doused them with my new concoction, as well as the budding white glad there to the right. Deer just love glads.

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While I was at it, I also used the SSS (stinky spicy stuff) on these pots of petunias and sweet potato vines. Yes, they’re on the front porch, but you may recall that a deer recently climbed the steps to our deck, so I don’t put anything past those rascals.

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Although I haven’t seen any signs that deer find this begonia appetizing, I’m not taking any chances. It’s also getting the SSS.

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So far, so good.  Hopefully the deer/rabbits/whatever won’t develop a taste for the SSS; if so I’ll be looking to change the recipe.

Ah…..the challenges of a wannabe gardener in the summertime…..

~These Days Of Mine~