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We're having guests over for homemade pizza. All the veggies are from my garden and the tomato sauce is made from tomatoes out of my garden. Just went to pick cantaloupes and a rabbit had eaten an entire melon leaving only a small part of the rind. This is the second one. Losing several tomatoes per week.

Rabbit stew anyone?

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I'll be back tomorrow.

I'm taking tonight off.

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Sounds delicious and fun

Enjoy the evening

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I have more squash and cucumbers than I know what to do with

Sometimes it's difficult for me to imagine the coexistence of hunger anywhere and squash plants. If anyone here is thinking about starting a garden, you don't need nearly as many squash plants as you may think to have more squash than you can handle.

The tomatoes, peppers, and blueberries should be ready soon. No rabbit problems here, but occasional voles.

My girlfriend said her husband and children

are threatening to mutiny if she serves squash or zucchini one more time. This is only my second year having a large garden, so I'm still figuring out how many rows of each plant I need to provide for my family and friends.

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homeless shelters love fresh veggies

so much of the food they serve is canned and processed they love to get fresh veggies.

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And Betsy - plant marigolds around the border of your garden, or mint, or oregano. Rabbits don't like the smell of those things. Marigolds will also help keep bigger critters, like deer, away. I don't know if it's too late in the season to get them now - but next year, when you start your veggie plants, start your marigolds, too. (I got this hint from my 87 year old neighbor who has the most beautiful vegetable garden you'll ever see.)

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I have some mint, but it's only in the front of the garden. I can buy some marigolds this week. I'll start from seeds next year. My nasturtiums are finished blooming and I don't think they helped much with the squash bugs.

Thanks for the help and hurry back.

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