Animals In The Garden: Protection or Hindrance?
by, 04-26-2010 at 10:11 AM (2128 Views)
Pets in the outdoor garden can be very useful, however indoors they are more than an annoyance. I love my pets, I have a dog named Greedo and a cat named Zig-Zag. Both of them love to be everywhere I am. This is a problem as I have seen in my indoor garden. I am in my 3rd week of veg right now. I constantly find small white dog hairs and small grey cat hairs on my leaves. The resin holds it there. They aren't even allowed in the room usually. Since they wanna hang out with the people so much, they stop at nothing to get in the room. I could close the door to the room, however I need it open to help with circulation. If you have pet troubles like this, I would suggest putting a gate in the doorway (this doesn't stop most cats, it does slow them down). The reason this matters so much is during budding the resin will be sticky. This will attach pretty much all hair in the air to the buds. We DON'T want that bc its really hard to extract from the harvested bud. Plus I'm sure its like hours of extra labor. I am not going to risk this. Before I bud my plants I will have a better way of keeping critters out. I was thinking putting a gate in front of the grow room door, so the cat is stopped from the thin opening. That is probably my solution, but it will be much different in any situation. The real message, keep pets out of the indoor garden. The other day, I let my dog in there for a few seconds because he bullied his way in of course. I didn't run to throw him out like i normally did. Within seconds, literally seconds, he was munching on a plants leaf! Me and my brother laughed our asses off for like 10 mins. It was like he was determined to eat my plants LOL. Needless to say that was the last time that dog was in there.
Outdoors, I haven't done much with. However my parents are farmers, so I have dealt with outdoor plants most of my life. Also my dad is a botanist. I have had to take down many a yard pest with my .22. Also I have taught pets to catch rats and rabbits. Needless to say I have experience with animals in the outdoor garden. I don't condone killing animals, anymore. I have learned there are non violent ways to get rid of a lot of them. If you do kill them, please use them for SOMETHING. The biggest animal pest in the outdoor garden is deer. Deer love foliage, they will eat everything in sight and kill your plant if they eat all the leaves. Deer fences keep them away, also chicken wire around the plant. Another pest of smaller plants is rabbits. These creatures are quite cute and hard to catch. However they eat foliage as well and like shorter plants specifically. Watch for them during seedling stage. Chicken wire can also stop them. I haven't really ran into more animal pests than that in an outdoor garden. If anyone has any input on this I would love to hear about it in the comments. Since I never researched outdoor and certainly never actually grew marijuana outside. My favorite way of stopping outdoor animal pests is your pets. They will protect your garden like its their home, however they may shit in there. Dog shit is all bad for ur garden.
Thanks for reading my post, again if you have any comments let me know what you think. Tomorrow I am going to blog about overthinking. I will attach pictures of my animals. Zig-zag is my post picture .