So - here's what I did. Pour in some bleach. Blast a hose into it for 10 minutes. The groundhog took off through the woods - I then took a towel and soaked it with gasoline and stuffed it into the hole. Will the beast return? Don't know....I need to find some ammonia since I've read that it works best - and a bleach/ammonia combo could really give it a surprise. The big question - if I render the area unlivable, will it set up shop close by? Inquiring minds need to know...but I assume a trap is going to be a needed next step.
Ah - on to more pleasant things. I planted and planted and planted in this lovely, increasingly humid day. The final long, broad row for the rest of the beans is all ready to plant. The rest of the sweet and hot peppers and eggplant basil are all nestled into pots. The only remaining items to plant are my annual foray into a big experimental, ornamental hot pepper project - all of the colorful plants that go into 1 gallon pots. I've run out of driveway room and will need to start lining them up in the main garden between the rows. So many plants! So crazy (I am!).
Here are some pictures of how things are now looking. (and these were taken this morning - things are even more busy after today's planting activity)!
top row: first of three views of the driveway - followed by second (center) and third (front)
middle row: Small pot indetermintes, and two of the rows of dwarfs
final row: Dwarf Lemon Ice, a flower cluster on Dwarf Lemon Ice, and three dwarfs in 5 gallon grow bags.
Like I said...crazy, hey?!