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Re: What's eating my tomatoes?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: What's eating my tomatoes?
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:13:31 -0400

That's pretty typical of squirrels, but it's hard to tell without looking at the tooth marks/bitten area. Got a camera?

d

----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 1:36 PM
Subject: [CHAT] What's eating my tomatoes?


Because of uncooperative weather conditions and other situations my
vegetable garden got off to a very late start this year. However, now that
my tomatoes have set fruit, something is eating the green tomatoes.
The vegetable garden is fenced.For several years I lost so much to
woodchucks, but we did sink fence wire a couple of feet below the
ground, and the fence is 10 feet high, so we are not having as much
trouble with the chucks.

I have been able to harvest one batch of beans
and another is in full flower now.  For the past three years they had been
eaten to the ground at that point.  Those things haven't been eaten, but
something is taking the green tomatoes when they get about two or three
inches across.

First, I would find a half-eaten one on the ground beside
the plant. That was infuriating. Now, as more fruits are developing, I am finding that ones still on the plant have bites taken out of them. Really now! Usually not too much of the fruit is eaten - just enough to spoil it.

What is doing this?  I believe it is chipmunks, which are small enough to
get through the gap at the gate, and who have holes all over the place,
even in the garden.  We are totally overrun with them.

I have tried using Park's "Shake Away" which is fox urine and said to
deter small pests, but it doesn't seem to work.  I think they just don't
know what a fox is.
Any ideas about how to control them?  Or what else could be getting
at my tomatoes?
Auralie

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