One of the biggest hurdles when growing your own herbs or vegies are the invasion of pests. My cats are not pests in my eyes….but they are when it comes to my innocent, defenceless baby herbs. Also, I don’t like eating fresh food that has been growing in cat poo and cat wee infested soil.
At the creation of my herb garden we immediately set up some kind of “cage” to make sure our two beloved felines stayed out of it!
This seems to be a common problem…even for people who don’t own cats (beware of the neighbourhood cat). Our friends made a vegie patch a few years ago and had non-stop troubles with their two cats using the vegie patch as a sun tanning spot (the warmth of the soil) and kitty litter (yuck!). They tried nearly everything including sticking masses of paddle pop sticks into the soil so the cats would have no where to walk. Still didn’t work. They were persistent!
Once the cats have been in there, you are fighting an up hill battle.
So from the get-go we had to make sure there would be NO WAY our cats could get in and start a habit. This is what we came up with using what we had lying about in the garage. All that was missing were some laser beams and an armed guard.
Now that the herbs are starting to grow they needed more space to be beautiful, so today we drove back down to Bunnings to grab some equipment to make a more permanent Fort Knox. I watched a movie on the couch and my husband sewed up a storm. I love him.
And finally, for a bit of a laugh 🙂