Pole beans are up. I planted 2 rows of beans right next to each other and then put my fence down the middle of the row utilizing both sides of the fence and maximizing my space. Unfortunately I had a bunny guest the night after I took this photo...ate a lot of the leaves off. So, I took chicken wire and just lightly encased the beans to see if that would help. In past years once the beans were climbing the bunnies didn't seem to pay any attention to them. This bunny was brave, however, as I walked right up to it in the morning as it was munching away. It only ran when I nudged it. I was thinking maybe it was one of the babies from the nest in my garden last year. A mother rabbit made her burrow under my onion row. I removed them to a box and of course we had to snuggle them some and feed them with a dropper before giving them back to mommy. (We thought mom wouldn't come back for them.) I did notice the babies and mom hanging around and getting real close to me when I gardened last year. Maybe they still recognize my scent. This could be trouble for the garden:)
I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
Starting Plants Indoors