Wednesday, May 02, 2012
If you've been with us for a few years, you'll remember my battle with rabbits at the house I lived in with my now ex-husband. They were eating the flowers I planted in the yard.
Flash forward a few years and I'm (1) divorced, (2) living in an apartment and (3) dammit, I have varmints again. And this time whatever it is has demolished a tomato plant and some petunias.
I planted a small grape tomato plant around the first of April and it had blossomed into this.
Then I came home one day to find the main stalk cut off. I posted on Facebook and folks suggested I had cutworms and after doing some Googling, I bought snail killer and put a piece of plastic around what was left to protect it. It was coming back too.
And then last Saturday, this.
I don't think it's cutworms. I think it's a MOUSE. Or mice actually. I've seen a big fat one and a little teeny one. Actually I saw the teeny one nibbling at the d-Con I placed on the patio on Saturday. Hehe. Bye-bye little mouse!
Only the pots sitting on the patio floor are affected (they've eaten some potted petunias too). The flower boxes on the rails and a pot of basil sitting up on an upended crate are okay.
And I hope this is okay too. I bought it yesterday after church and put it on a plant stand I had. I decided to just cut to the chase and got a plant that not only had blooms, but a couple of tomatoes too.
So... to all the gardeners out there... DO mice eat petunias and tomato plants? I saw Big Mouse sitting in the petunia pot, but is that just circumstantial evidence that his attorney will easily dismiss?
Posted by Playground Monitor at 5/02/2012 12:01:00 AM