Saturday, August 19, 2006

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!