Months before I planted my organic garden, I read & read. I made my garden map. strategically placing my herbs, flowers, and veggies for optimum fertilization and growth. I used cedar as the base for my raised bed. I secured the bed with chicken wire. My version of Green Computing.
As I sat on my deck admiring my garden several weeks later, I noticed a lone bunny also admiring my work. He just sat, wiggles his cute little nose. Sniffed. Looking longingly at the Arugula, Broccolini, Lettuce, Kale, and Spinach. And just hopped away. Ask me how I know he was not looking at the marigolds, peppers, herbs and tomatoes. Just ask me.
Little did I know he was a scout for the rest of the pack. A lone bunny could not have done this.
A lone bunny could not have penetrated the chicken wire fortress….
Imagine coming out to water the garden to find empty patches where leafy greens used to reside. Imagine intermittent leafless stalks interspersed among herbs and untouched flowers. Imagine flowers strategically placed to pollinate….empty spots.
I used part of the day to build a stronger chicken wire cover with hinges that require (I hope) opposing thumbs to open. And replanting prior to the much needed rain.
I am thinking of building a moat.