I’m happy to say that things just keep growing here in the desert. My sprouts are officially plants and looking pretty good:
I even got a little sassy and planted a row of sunflowers along my chain link fence in the back yard. I would love to get a sunflower fence out of the deal but I will have to keep the critters from eating them. This is a big challenge. BIG.
Check out my solution:
I covered my little sprouts with dried (and slightly crumbled) chile peppers. And, I totally overplanted. I figure if 10% make it, I have done my job. I also put a little bit of bird netting over my row to slow down the vermin that will try to eat them.
Keep your fingers crossed. This is a risky venture in my neck of the woods.
Do you have a problems with the critters eating the sprouts? What are your tips to keeping them out of the garden?