Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Additional Planning

As you have read here before, Montana Elk Hunting takes as much planning as Montana Gardening. My grandfather Charlie Carter had many gardening tips that centered around such planning. (You can find more of his tips here and here.)

Sometime before I was born Grampa had a large garden that was being raided by jack rabbits. It wasn't much of a problem removing them. He lived on the edge of town and would simply slide the shotgun through the screen door and dispatch those waskawe wabbits. The problem was that some of the pellets would lodge in carrots, radishes, pumpkins, squash and even the corn.

It took Grampa a few years to develop a plan to deal with that situation.

In the spring, when he planted his garden he placed the seed "a hare's width apart."

Plan well.


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