Gardening - Update  

rm_luvpiano2 57M
263 posts
2/24/2006 4:27 am

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Gardening - Update

I also started a small orchard, trees planted within the past 3 or 4 years. I'm waiting for them to mature enough to bear fruit. They get pestered by rabbits and deer.

Caressmewell, you mentioned you had a koi pond. What suggestions do you have if I were to build a small pond? I'm in the northern climes which limits the type of vegetation and fish that I could have in the pond.

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
2/24/2006 4:56 am

That's so cool. I'm hopeless when it comes to gardening and all

caressmewell 55F

2/24/2006 5:26 am

I've heard that using blood meal on and around plants will stop the deer and rabbits. It will have to be reapplied after heavy winds and rain.

Yes, I have a 10' x 13' koi pond and the fish overwinter quite well in the southern climate. For your climate you have several options, an electric pond heater and a aerating nozzle, both will allow you to overwinter the fish in the pond. I would discuss this with a store/company that sells/installs ponds in your area or even try your local exchange office to get more information.

rm_luvpiano2 57M
367 posts
2/24/2006 8:05 am

Caressmewell and Flyaway, the bloodmeal does deter rabbits and deer. My problem then becomes raccoons. Those critters will dig up at night anything I plant during the day if I use bloodmeal. Those @$%&%@$& varmints!

Katsback, sorry to hear about your koi pond problems. Are you back up and running with a new pond?

Thanks for your helpful comments and suggestions!

ohsodelicious 58F
1922 posts
2/24/2006 5:16 pm

Good Luck! With your garden...I have pescky rawbits that eat the 'new sprouts'...maybe I should give the bloodmeal a try too.


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