Things I should just not try to plant again

  • tomatoes – let the CSA grow them because the squirrels always eat them here
  • anything requiring full sun anywhere outside of the north bed (and even that is iffy)
  • Phlox divaricata – at least see if any of the 5 plants I’ve put in all over the yard ever take off before buying any more!
  • I think we have enough fennel plants now.  I never bought any – they’re all volunteers – but I need to be more vicious about ripping them out even though the leaves and seeds smell and taste wonderful.  On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind having them colonize the alley bed, which has been taken over by some sort of big plant with burs on it.

5 responses to this post.

  1. […] Things I should just not try to plant again   […]


  2. It looks like your phlox has obliged with an appearance. Good.


  3. Posted by HeatherL on February 21, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I’m not on the lake but can easily grow tons of tomatoes. I put them between our house and the neighbors. There’s not much room and we don’t get full sun but the heat from the brick exteriors must help quite a bit!
    Just a thought.
    Happy Gardening!


    • Posted by lakechicagoshores on February 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      The tomato listing is separate from the full sun one – the problem with tomatoes is that the squirrels pull them off the vine, take a single bite out of them, and leave them on the fence to tease us!


      • Posted by Laura on March 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

        I had squirrels do the same thing with strawberries. They’d take a single bite — sometimes not even bothering to take them off the vine. Maddening!

        I just found your blog and love it!

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