I never realized that birds actually like lettuce that much!
I mean, I know about the seeds and the bugs and the like, but why MY lettuce??
Where we last left off in the balcony garden, all I was down to was my last batch of lettuce and some Swiss chard that I was hoping to have at Thanksgiving.
Both were doing quite well but I had to keep chasing the birds away from eating them. In fact I started bringing them inside during the day for their own protection.
I thought the birds had grown weary so one day I left the lettuce out and from morning to afternoon it went from this:
I have actually been keeping the chard inside and it is doing surprisingly well. Perhaps I will keep growing pots of it all winter.
And then to add insult to injury……
I was sitting in here, minding my own business, as I often do, with the balcony door wide open because it was a beautiful day. I heard some sort of commotion, turned around thinking it was a situation on the balcony.
Imagine my surprise to see a squirrel standing there in the living room! We both looked at each other and screamed ( well, his face looked like he was screaming if he could scream!) very much like an episode of “Scoobie Doo”! He freaked out and started running around, apparently not noticing the open door way, whilst I hollered at him to get out!
It’s always something.
Click the “In the garden” tab at the top if you would like to see the full progression of the balcony garden this year.