Laidback Gardener Tip of the Day

Scare Predators Away

août 22 (anglais)As vegetables mature, they attract several pests to the garden: groundhogs, raccoons, squirrels, etc. To help scare them away, apply blood meal, an organic fertilizer, to the soil around the plants just before the vegetables mature. The animals will be afraid at first and avoid the site. By the time they finally realize that there really was no danger (and they will!), the harvest will be already finished.

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1 comment on “Laidback Gardener Tip of the Day

  1. Really? Really, really. I’m not doubting you, and I will try it. It just sounds too too easy.

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