A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of a melon in our garden, that had grown from the compost. I had no idea what kind of melon was growing and originally thought it might have been a squash, since we had so many of them on the other side of the garden.
About a week or two ago, I realized it was a cantaloupe. And today I went out to water the garden, and I realized that one of our furry friends (either squirrels or the rabbits I’ve seen often) have been snacking again in my garden.
This isn’t the first garden item that animals have gotten to. Most of our tomatoes have been chewed on before I was able to get to them to pick.
Half of the cantaloupe was fine – I split it in half, composted the damaged portion, and cut up the rest (and cut my finger in the process.)
Next year, I’m going to need ideas on how to keep the animals away from my garden. We have a fenced in yard, and had no problems last year. Maybe they were just being nice last year, since it was my first time gardening??