Thursday, February 3, 2011

Time to start plants!!

It's that time again!  I'm hoping to get some seeds started this weekend, at least tomatoes and peppers, as they take the longest to germinate.

We're once again trying something new with the garden.  The plan is to have more of a mixed planting, rather than a tomato patch, onion patch, etc.  This, along with plenty of companion flowers, should help keep the pests at bay.

I also have our new flock of guineas to help with our natural pest control.

In fact, now that last year's guineas will be breeding age, we're hoping to hatch some more. Ok, a LOT more.  I'm even planning to give some to our neighbors.  After all, the more guineas roaming the neighborhood, the fewer ticks and other pests we'll have to deal with.

4 comments:

theldara said...

I want a guinea, they're cute! Then again, TomKat would make quick work of a bird. He already brings us a wide variety of feathered and furry gifts year round...

Country Wife said...

Our guineas don't take much from the cats. Then again, they also like to chase cars. lol

jayedee said...

spring is definitely on the way...the geese are starting to look at me with mayhem in their eyes! lol

i'm hoping for more guineas too!

Country Wife said...

Jayedee: lol @ the geese! We have two male geese...they really need some gal pals. lol