Monday, July 30, 2007

Foodgoat's North Coast Offense

Our first harvest has come in!

One pepper ... and one red tomato!!

And, it looks like there is more to come - although the strawberries were decimated, and the parsley gnawed to the stems, the tomatoes and most of the peppers are big and heavy with fruit. And although they're still green and unripe, we have great hopes that they will make it to our table this year.

We put up a well-constructed fence, but when even that failed to deter the groundhog and the deer, it was time to get serious. It was time to get the Contech Electronics Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler.

Witness it in action:

And since putting in the sprinkler, our garden has been unmolested, and we dare to hope that we might actually get more than 3 tomatoes this year.


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  2. Anonymous11:20 AM

    I'm glad I am one block away from the deer activity in my neighborhood (Old Brookland/CLE). The deer net I put around my Sq Foot gardens have baffled the squirrels that were digging around the baby plants, but I can't imagine the net being much use if deer were tra-la-la-ing thru my yard.

  3. Like Holly, I'm an Old Brooklynite, and it's mostly squirrels I have to deal with. But they're eating my tomatoes, can you believe it? Maybe I need The Sprinkler!

  4. Ha! Love the video. Wish I had a backyard so I could have some yummy fresh tomatoes.

  5. Cooking Light has an awesome green tomato chutney recipe. That chutney + Moosewood baked samosas would be great, I think...

  6. Speaking of Cooking Light, perhaps you'll be interested in reading (or hearing) my interview with the magazine's editor, Mary Kay Culpepper, Mr. Media