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Weeder Geese and the Garden

4 Jul

I’ve always wondered how well weeder geese would do.  This year it looks like I’ll get my chance to find out.

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There are several of my slim bodied geese that are coming through the fence into the yard.  Now they’ve found their way to the garden.

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In theory (and I do believe it), they will eat the weeds and leave your garden plants alone.  It makes sense as long as your garden has sprouted and started growing when they enter it.  Geese like the tender new shoots and digging through loose soil for roots.

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Of course, looking at the tomato plant, it looks like the geese (and I) have a lot of work to do.

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I did go out and do some weeding today too.  I found that my dill has completely flowered.  Oh well, it’s still pretty.

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I found my first pick of the year.

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It won’t be long before I can pick the Anaheim chili pepper too.

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I even have okra growing this year.  I hope the geese don’t like it, or it better hurry up and grow.  Do you see how dry and cracked the soil is?

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I did water everything tonight too.  I watered the pumpkin patch and weeded out there yesterday.  We actually have chances for rain again this week.  I have my fingers crossed!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week listed at the top of my sidebar.

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