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Re: What's eating my tomatoes?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: What's eating my tomatoes?
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:08:33 -0500

how about a taser?   LOL.  I'm kidding, sort of....

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 5:54 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:

> I'm sure that's about the only thing would work, but I'm afraid it isn't
> the answer for me.  As for being the beer type - I prefer gin and tonic
> in the summer - never have liked martinis and by the time I was 25
> or so got up my nerve to say so.
> We're not the shooting sort, but anyway it would be a felony in this
> area.  The only thing we could shoot them with legally would be a
> bow and arrow, and they're too small for that.
> I have never seen more chipmunks than this year.  When I open the
> kitchen door into the breezeway five or six will run. When I spray for
> deer, I have sprayed directly on several.  They just bark at me.
> I won't poison them, but just don't know what else to do.
> Auralie
>
> In a message dated 8/16/2011 6:45:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:
>
> You sit outside in your lawn chair with a beer and a shotgun.  Although
> you don't strike me as the beer type. Maybe a martini. :-)
> We have killed off almost 20 ground squirrels this year by baiting a
> live trap and then Jim dispatches them with a pellet gun. I think we've
> managed to clear them out of the chicken coop and veggie garden area. I
> know it isn't a solution that everyone would be willing to do. We won't
> use poison, the dogs are no deterrent (they do try, but all we get is
> giant craters), we can't fence them out, sprays don't work, and
> apparently there are not enough snakes around to swallow all the young.
> So it's them or my garden. And we'll be doing it forever, because in a
> few months new ones will move in and it will start all over again.
> The rabbits are smarter, they don't go into the trap; but they don't
> seem to eat anything except the seedlings and I have been able to keep
> more or less ahead of them with barriers of various kinds.
> The only other thing I could think of is to garden in a climate
> controlled greenhouse. Not sure I'd want to even if I could afford it.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:22 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] What's eating my tomatoes?
>
> No, I am familiar with that plague, but haven't had any this year.
> I'm pretty sure it is the chipmunks, but don't know what to do
> about them.
> Auralie
>
> In a message dated 8/16/2011 6:20:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> cornergar@aol.com writes:
>
> Could the damage to your tomatoes be tomato hornworms? They will eat the
> tomatoes as well as the plant leaves and do a tremendous amount of
> damage
> and
> are very hard to see being the exact color of a tomato leaf. I am
> speaking
> from sad experience here! Kathy
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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