It appears to me that whenever I have time to plant my seeds, it tends to be quite a windy day! I get quite the workout chasing my seed packets and containers about the yard! Our dog, Daisy also enjoys helping me chase the blowing seed packets - she thinks it's quite fun to go bounding after a blowing package and them take it to a nice grassy area to chew on it. She also likes to chew on the seed starter plugs. Despite the constant "No, Daisy!" that I tend to say while she's around, I really enjoy having her company in the yard while I'm doing my planting.
Last Wednesday, it was quite windy and my seeds and containers went flying, but I did manage to plant some pepper seeds, lettuce & marigolds. I will use the marigolds to place around the tomato plants to help keep pests away. The marigolds are already up and growing well! Check out this neat website for "companion planting" - what to plant nearby to certain plants and what plants to keep away from each other: Companion Planting.
Yesterday, we planted lavender, a few more beets, two rows of radishes, cucumbers, and butternut squash! I'm totally looking forward to a fresh homegrown salad!!!
Are you planting a garden? What are some of your tricks to keep those pesty little insects, bunnies and deer away from your plants?