Saturday, August 19, 2006

Gardenweb Forums are down.

Gardenweb Forums Down

Oh no! I just peeked in to the Gardenweb Forums and noticed that they are down. I'm hoping everything is okay there and that they will be up shortly. I went to check on another forum, Grow Girl Forum, where I'm more a lurker than anything and they are still going strong there. I got out and got the squash plants sprayed today and am crossing my fingers. Yeck! I hate chemicals! I'll post more about it later. Happy Gardening!

Welcome to Beyond the Picket Fence

Beyond the Picket Fence

Hi Ya'll! So excited about having another blog to write. My old one just lost it's feel. I thought Beyond the Picket Fence sounded nice, since I'd like to use this platform for gardening related subjects. On that note, I put out a garden this year and had some pretty good success and wanted to keep a journal. So a blog about gardening just seemed like the right thing to do. Well, the darn squash bugs have arrived in droves. They're killing off my cucumbers, squash and took my miniature pumpkins out before they reached 6 inches high. I tried using Sevin dust on them, but I think the Sevin Dust gave them super powers. I have some old Blackleaf 40 that my mother gave me some time back, so I think I'll give that stuff a try. It's pretty lethal, not only for bugs, but also for pets and humans. For a 150 pound person, 60 mg is an average lethal dose. I hope it thoroughly does the job, for the squash bugs I mean. Well, that will be all for today. I have many garden chores to accomplish this weekend. Happy Gardening!