Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Toplef10Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? I22gcj10Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals Today at 8:38 pm

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 Today at 7:10 pm

» Sqft Gardening w Transplants
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:29 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:22 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by countrynaturals Today at 2:08 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:12 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by sanderson Today at 12:08 pm

» New England August, 2019
by hammock gal Today at 10:19 am

» Cover Crops??
by OhioGardener Today at 8:41 am

» SFG FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2019
by Dan in Ct Today at 8:34 am

» I love gardening!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:07 am

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:03 am

» SFG Troubleshooting
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:53 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» Hello from Gilbert. AZ
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:53 am

» CANADIAN REGION: what are you doing in August 2019
by Kelejan Yesterday at 11:26 am

» new to Louisville Ky
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:18 am

» Fifth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:16 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by Dan in Ct Yesterday at 7:20 am

» Cape gooseberry
by OhioGardener 8/21/2019, 6:46 pm

» August Avatar: Beat The Heat!
by countrynaturals 8/21/2019, 11:52 am

» Rosemary -- What do you do with it?
by LilBittyBean 8/21/2019, 11:49 am

» N&C Midwest: August 2019
by OhioGardener 8/21/2019, 11:35 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by OhioGardener 8/21/2019, 8:20 am

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by RJARPCGP 8/20/2019, 3:33 pm

» Identification needed
by Scorpio Rising 8/18/2019, 11:40 pm

» Faith-based Community Garden
by johnbmarek 8/17/2019, 10:40 pm

» First Timer. Zone 5b 8x8 SFG
by crankyoldman 8/17/2019, 12:17 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by countrynaturals 8/17/2019, 10:52 am

» Anyone Seeing Ads?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2019, 10:45 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet??

Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet??

Post  flintlock28 on 6/15/2010, 9:12 pm

Hello everyone...

Today I came home from work today, and found that just about all of the leaves of my Sugar Baby Watermelons, had been eaten off. I think it's either the many Squirrels (which there are a lot of) or the occasional Rabbit. Everything else in the garden is covered by chicken wire enclosures, but since the Watermelons are on a trellis, they are exposed. There are just two leaves left, on each plant........ my questions is: Do you think that the plant will recover??

The plants are both about two feet in diameter, and they had just started to put tendrils on the nylon trellis squares...when this happens. The two leaves left on both plants are the very lowest leaves. Do you think they will recover, or are they done with?

Thanx
Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Icon_eek
flintlock28
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 55
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Picture?

Post  jenjehle on 6/15/2010, 11:03 pm

Would it be possible for you to post a picture of your plant so we can see how it looks? This may help anyone who has some experience with this sort of thing give you their two cents about it's future.


Just a thought Smile
jenjehle
jenjehle

Female Posts : 248
Join date : 2010-04-06
Age : 48
Location : Fort Wayne, IN - Zone 5B

View user profile http://picasaweb.google.com/107169543203897472824?feat=email

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty eaten leaves

Post  ander217 on 6/16/2010, 9:42 am

Those wascally wabbits! (Or squirrelly squirrels.)

My guess is if they still have some leaves they will recover. Make sure they get plenty of water and protection from further marauding. My experience with rabbits is that once they find a tasty lunch they will return for seconds.

If they die it shouldn't be too late to plant again. In fact, you might try planting a couple of seeds now near your plants, so if they don't recover you've already got more started. If you don't need them, you can always just snip them.
ander217
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 64
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Re: Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet??

Post  flintlock28 on 6/16/2010, 12:02 pm

Thanks for the replies..... I will try and get a photo posted, when the wife returns home; I'm not sure as to what digital camera we are currently using.

As far as Rabbits go, does anybody have any practical way to cover a trellis? As I stated earlier, I have a chicken wire cover for the rest of the plants, so maybe I could rig up more chicken wire (I'd rather not go that route) but I'm open to suggestion.

By the way, has anybody ever used Fox Urine to put around the Square box? I'm wondering if the use of Fox urine may scare away Rabbit, and Squirrels.

thanx
flintlock28
flintlock28

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-05-22
Age : 55
Location : Wilmington, Delaware

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Bird Netting...

Post  jenjehle on 6/16/2010, 3:13 pm

I have used bird netting and it seems to work pretty well. But it's still early in the season Smile As of now, I've removed all my netting except on the strawberries. They are still producing and I know there are many critters that would like to get to them before I do!


Could you drape a really large piece of netting over the top of the plants and the trellis?

Just a thought. Guess you could try it. Best of luck!
jenjehle
jenjehle

Female Posts : 248
Join date : 2010-04-06
Age : 48
Location : Fort Wayne, IN - Zone 5B

View user profile http://picasaweb.google.com/107169543203897472824?feat=email

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Re: Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet??

Post  martha on 6/16/2010, 8:03 pm

I have used fox urine, in the form of Shake Away. It worked last year - we'll see this year!
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 62
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet?? Empty Re: Help! are my Sugar Babies done for yet??

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum