Vegetable Gardening: gardadore picture (New to Growing Eggplants)
In reply to: New to Growing Eggplants
Forum: Vegetable Gardening
I know what you mean about the "wham" factor! Eventually the critters tell all their friends about the good deals available in our gardens!
I have heard about using the silver plastic mesh but so far I have little trouble since I use the remay and the mosquito netting.
The new tent I bought last fall seems to have a stronger mesh than the one I got 3 years ago. I even had trouble working my wire through it to tie the end to my poles so that is a good sign. It seems that after a season the mesh begins to dry out and get more brittle. Then it is easier to put your hand through it! I do take them down each fall but they clearly have a limited life span!
I think we bother with all this because organic store bought food is very expensive. If I wanted an easier route I wouldn't grow organic veggies at all and just go with the regular stuff. But this TASTES so much better and I bet on it extending my life!! I guess we will have to plan on "sharing" each year with the critters and be grateful for what we do harvest.
I am also growing the lemon cucumber again this year. I ran out of seeds a few years ago and finally replaced them. They are delicious!