Sunday, October 21, 2012

EeeeeeeK-The Invasion of the BIRDS

I have been enjoying some fabulous lettuce from the garden, and nothing tastes better.

 However, after being away for a couple of days, look what the birds did.  They ate my lettuce.  I don't think they like Romain or Purple leaf, they left that alone, but they chewed up the regular lettuce.

 Next to the lettuce is carrots and radishes, they finished off the tops of the carrots too, but they didn't like the garlic,  so DH surrounded the garden with Bird Netting.  Yea, lettuce for me and not the birds.

 Today he's finishing up the rest of the garden for planting.  The side with the rows will be cauliflower and broccoli.  The area he's working on will be onions.

We have strawberries in the pots on the left and he will plant beans and peas on the grid on the back wall.

I love having a garden.  He's made it pretty easy to maintain with the drip lines too.  Great veggies, I can hardly wait for more than the lettuce.  Won't be long.

I know most of you are getting cold weather and temps, but this is definitely our fall and spring right now.  Best time ever to be in the desert.  We will have these fabulous temps in the 70's until sometime in April.  Love it.

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  1. Could it be rabbits, too, munching away in your garden? Or some other critter. That's a lot of lettuce for just birds.

    1. No, we don't have any rabbits or any other kind of critter. When we came home we found tons of birds just enjoying the garden.

  2. Marty- good for your to have such a bountiful garden. nothing like fresh veggies and fruits from the backyard.

  3. I think it's great that you are planting your garden in fall and will have perfect temperatures for the winter months. I could handle that! :) Blessings, Pamela

  4. It is so rewarding to walk outside & see all those vegetables growing and they taste so much better than one can buy. My garden is in full swing and I'm loving the cooler temperatures. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh drats! That would have made me so mad. All that work and tending to your plants for it to turn into a Bird Buffet. :)

    It is so strange to hear you are gardening. I know you are looking forward to the wonderful desert temps you have in store. xxoo

  6. Oh, that would have made me so mad! We didn't do a Fall garden because of too many things going on, but I definitely want to next year. We will do another one in the very early Spring, too. That bird netting really does work. We had to do that for our tomatoes.

  7. Well Marty, I guess they are vegetarian birdies! No worms for them just Marty's sweet green lettuce..yyyuuummmm!

  8. Maybe they are all on diets......salads only! Just think, you are sure
    making their day by providing a lot of goodness in their diet...

  9. Now if that was here the deer would be the culprits!

  10. We have to net our garden-between the birds and the squirrels we wouldn't get a thing!I love my fall /winter garden, much more pleasant to be outside.

  11. I am loving your winter garden! I know the lettuce has to taste so good and fresh. Those birds had a great meal while you were gone! :) I am sure the net will keep them away and you will get to enjoy your wonderful home grown veggies.

  12. It is so funny to see a garden post - and garden sunshine - this late in the year. I guess it is a benefit of being desert dwellers! :) Enjoy it!

    We have massive invasion of Blue Jays here - they steal all of our filberts out of the trees. Darn birds!

  13. Marty,
    Hm~m~m...bird netting!!! That may be what I need around my herb garden. This year the blue jays ate the parsley, thyme, dill and the basil!!! I was NOT happy! I'll give it a try in the Spring! Thanks for the tip!!!

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    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

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