From cutworms to deer…my experience thus far as a member at the community garden near my new home leads me to understand that I have a few different challenges than I did at the “old” place! We never had to worry about deer at the other community garden (baby jackrabbits sneaking under the fence and vandals, yes, but not deer). I am so surprised that deer would venture out so close to the commuter trains and buses and shops, but let’s just say I won’t get many beans this year. Oh well. Next year I will plant the beans in pots and set them on my balcony instead. Unless the critters have wings, the plants should be safe with that set-up.
A few days ago, when I went over to the community garden to water, I discovered a trio of business cards for a well-known local gym tucked into one corner of my bed, splayed out casually on the top of the soil. I blinked; was someone trying to tell me something? With the move and job change and all, I admit I haven’t had time to do much walking lately and my hiking trips to the mountains have completely fallen by the wayside. A quick check of the other beds didn’t reveal any more cards so it seems I was the only target. I’ve decided not to take it personally. Indeed, I have to applaud the novel and creative marketing approach, despite its ultimate failure. 😉
The cards got me thinking, however. While working in your garden, have you ever found anything unusual or interesting, something that seems a bit out of place? I documented the weirdest (and most dangerous) thing I’ve ever found in this post, and here’s a fascinating link to a list of oddball “garden treasures” for fun and inspiration.